The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

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The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times.


When Death has a story to tell, you listen.


It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.


Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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. 


In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.




Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 11, 2007)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 608 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0375842209

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0375842207

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 - 14 years

Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 730L

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.19 x 1.19 x 8 inches