The Book Thief

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Paw Prints, Jan 12, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 552 pages
1736 Reviews
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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User Review  - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing

There are certain books that you have to get to the end of to fully appreciate and the Book Thief is one of those books. Sometimes when you start a book you have difficulty reading it and you want to ... Read full review

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I listened to this book and enjoyed it very much! It is a tale of a young girl in Germany during WWII. She is being raised by foster parents. The foster father is, maybe, my favorite. He is so sweet ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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