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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Overview

Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Ruby Award. It’s 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 Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scra Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Ruby Award. It’s 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 Zusak’s 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 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. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Markus Zusak

About The Book Thief Description

Markus Zusak was born in 1975 and is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, The Book Thief , which is translated into more than forty languages. First released in 2005, The Book Thief has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, and still remains there to this day. His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe and When Dogs Cry (al

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Original Title The Book Thief ISBN 0375831002 (ISBN13: 9780375831003 ) Edition Language English Characters Liesel Meminger, Hans Hubermann, Rudy Steiner, Rosa Hubermann, Max Vandenburg...more , Tommy Müller, Ilsa Hermann, Frau Holtzapfel...less setting Molching, 1939 (Germany) Germany Literary Awards National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006), Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007), Buxtehuder Bulle (2008), Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers (2007), Prijs van de Kinder- en Jeugdjury Vlaanderen (2009) ...more Michael L. Printz Award Nominee (2007), Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2007), The Quill Award Nominee for Young Adult/Teen (2006), Zilveren Zoen (2008), Teen Read Award Nominee for Best All-Time-Fave (2010), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Preis der Jugendjury (2009), Association of Jewish Libraries for Teen Book Award (2006), Lincoln Award Nominee (2010), Kathleen Mitchell Award, Ena Noel Award (2008), Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Jugendbuch (2009) ...less (263)