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New York Times bestseller for seven years running that's coming to movie theaters on November 15, 2013, this Printz Honor book by the author of I Am the Messenger is an unforgettable tale about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 9-10, Stories) in Appendix B.

Synopsis:

Its just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusaks groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she cant resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

About the Author

Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, winner of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year in Australia, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Getting the Girl. The author lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Lindsay Waite, August 18, 2013 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
I finished this book too quickly. I couldn't put it down. While yes, I read a lot of historical fiction as well as nonfiction about WW II, "The Book Thief" is a unique look at the horror of that war from the perspective of a young German girl, her foster family, Max, whom they sheltered as long as they could, and others in a small German town near Munich. And, of course, from the view of the narrator, Death. Uniquely told, this story draws the reader into the life of a clever frightened girl and her gradual awakening to the reality surrounding her that eventually intrudes directly in her life. Don't miss the chance to delve into Liesel's world, her love of language, and her attempts to make sense of the terrible times even as she finds moments of joy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375931000
Author:
Zusak, Markus
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Author:
Marcus Zusak
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.28x5.82x1.69 in. 1.61 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Its just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusaks groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she cant resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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