Alice Connor



Caterina "Hornet" Grimani is a major character in The Thief Lord and one of the street urchins taken in by Scipi

The Thief lordEdit


Hornet is the only female street urchin in the book and is the "bookish" one. She loves to read and is the sensible one of the group.



She likes Prosper in an almost romantic way, which is mutual, and they are close friends. Hornet was the one who found Prosper and Bo in the novel.

Bo Edit

Hornet is motherly to Bo. She is also rather protective of him, like when she decides to stop reading to keep an eye on him when he is talking to Victor at the St. Mark's Square fountain, though she is less protective of him than Prosper.


Hornet and Scipio have a somewhat mixed relationship. Hornet drives Scipio crazy with her teasing. Also, Hornet disapproves of Scipio's arrogance and is the only one of the group who talks to Scipio with a barbed tongue. Hornet stood up for Scipio when Riccio and Mosca were angry with him for pretending to be the Thief Lord, vying all of their admiration.  


She and Riccio don't talk too often, but when Riccio is upset that Scipio lied to them, she comforts him. They must have known each other for some time since she was living with him before Scipio found them.


She and Mosca share a friendly relationship. She was living with Mosca and Riccio before Scipio found them.

Ida SpaventoEdit

Hornet most likely looks up to Ida as a mother figure. It is noted that she helps Ida with her job, such as hanging up developed pictures to be dried.


It is noted that she thinks of Victor as a friend following him and Ida taking her from the orphanage. It is possible that she looks up to him as a father figure.

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