Coverbild The Thieves of Troy von Silke Vry, ISBN-978-3-423-71505-8
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The Thieves of Troy

The ruins of Troy, 1873: brothers Jannis and Nikos witness an audacious gold theft on Heinrich Schliemann’s archaeological excavation site. But what can they do about it? Should they inform Schliemann? They can’t do that, because he’d chase the whole family off the site if he got wind of the unofficial test-of-courage contest the brothers staged there, and that would mean their father losing his job. So there’s only one thing for it – they’ll have to catch the thieves and retrieve the treasure on their own. But the thieves know they are being watched…

  • a riveting story about the ‘father of all treasure hunters’ – featuring an appendix on Homer, the Siege of Troy, Heinrich Schliemann and Priam’s treasure.

Details
160 pages, Age 10 and up, ISBN 978-3-423-71505-8
About the author

Silke Vry

Silke Vry lives in Hamburg. An archaeologist and art historian, she has taken part in excavations throughout Europe and the Middle East. Vry has been a successful children’s writer since 2007.
About the illustrator
Portrait des Autors Peter Knorr

Peter Knorr

Peter Knorr was born in 1956 in Munich and lives on the Rhine with his family, making his living as a freelance illustrator. He has illustrated several picture books, designed many other books, and also works for television.
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