Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. Narrated by death, this book is the story of: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.
1939, Nazi Germany - The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some important information - This novel is narrated by death. It's a small story about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know - death will visit the book thief three times.
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"* 'Deserves a place on the shelf with The DIary of Anne Frank - set to become a classic' - USA Today * 'Absorbing and searing' - Washington Post * 'Zusak makes his ostensibly gloomy subject bearable in the same way Kurt Vonnegut did in Slaughterhouse 5, with grim, darkly consoling humour' - Time * 'Zusak's playfulness with language leavens the horror and makes the theme more resonant - words can save your life...It's a measure of how sucessfully Zusak has humanized these characters that even though we know they are doomed, it's no less devastating when Death finally reaches them' - Publishers' Weekly"
About Markus Zusak
Markus Zusak, a prize-winning children's author, lives in Australia with his wife and daughter. This is his first adult novel. His story of Liesel, the girl who loved words, is a statement of their importance for the Nazi regime, and what they were able to make people believe and do. The Book Thief has been published to critical acclaim in Australia and America, where it reached No. on the New York Times bestsellers list.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Used - Very Good
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Waterstones Newcomer of the Year Award 2008 Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007 Short-listed for YoungMinds Book Award 2007
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