Three Thieves

Three Thieves

Book One, Tower of Treasure

Book - 2010
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As an acrobat in a traveling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd flies through the air with ease. Still, she is weighed down by troubling memories. But when her ragtag circus troupe pulls into the city of Kingsbridge, Dessa feels a tickle of hope. Maybe here in the royal city she will finally find her twin brother --- or the mysterious man who snatched him away when they were just children.



Meanwhile, Topper, the circus juggler, recruits Dessa and the circus strongman, Fisk, for the job of robbing the royal treasury. Hungry and desperate, both agree, setting off a series of adventures that will take the three thieves from one end of the world to the other in search of Dessa's long-lost brother.



Scott Chantler's fast-paced story will engage readers while his bold-lined art with richly detailed backgrounds is a tribute to classic comic books.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781554534142
1554534143
Branch Call Number: J Chant
Characteristics: 112 pages : color illustrations.
Alternative Title: Tower of treasure

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skyekilaen
Nov 09, 2018

Super interesting all-ages fantasy adventure series, complete in seven volumes, with a kick-butt girl protagonist. Dessa is an acrobat in a show that travels the kingdoms. Its members make more money pickpocketing then entertaining at the castles and villages they visit. When her colleague proposes they rob the Queen's treasure chamber, though, that takes things to a whole new level. And how is the mysterious man in uniform related to the disappearance of Dessa's brother when she was a child? This is a darker and more powerful book than some fantasy romps, especially in the flashbacks to Dessa's childhood. (My son is not easily scared, and we read it with him at four and five years old, no problem.) I loved the combination of adventure, political conspiracy, and friendship.

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KennethSmith
Oct 24, 2018

This is a Canadian book, so that should be a travelling circus, and not a "traveling" circus.

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ayabalove
Jul 16, 2012

really great graphic novel

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ayabalove
Jul 16, 2012

ayabalove thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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ayabalove
Jul 16, 2012

Join Dessa, Fisk, and Topper on an adventure in search of Dessa's long lost brother.

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