The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Synopsis

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.


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Book Information

Copyright year 2007
ISBN-13 9780375842207
ISBN-10 0375842209
Class Copyright
Publisher Knopf
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 196 MB
Number of Pages 567
Length of Recording 14
Shelf No. JD744
Grade Range 7 - 12
Ages 12 - 17
Lexile 730L