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The Book Thief

Format:  Paperback,

552 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Sep 2007

ISBN-13: 9780375842207

ISBN-10: 0375842209

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The extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
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.

Specifications

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Sep 2007
ISBN-13: 9780375842207
ISBN-10: 0375842209
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 552
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Zusak, Markus

Australian author Markus Zusak was born in Sydney on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. Zusak is best known for his award-winning young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which have been successful internationally and are Michael L. Printz Honor books.

Awards and Recognitions

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2006 (United States)
  • National Jewish Book Awards, 2006 (United States)
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2006 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2009 (United States)
  • Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2006 (United States)
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Garden State Teen Book Award, 2009 (United States)
  • Virginia Reader's Choice Awards, 2007 - 2008 (United States)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year, 2007 (United States)
  • Galaxy British Book Awards, 2008 (United Kingdom)
  • Great Lakes' Great Books Award, 2007 - 2008 (United States)

Book description

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5★ by 20reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by AWESOME!!!! I needed this book for school and was dreading have to read it. As a Non-traditional student, my time is precious. Between work, school and family obligations, I am very busy. I could hardly put the book down. I carried it everywhere I went and finished it in 4 days. It's a wonderful story and reminds us not to take this life fro granted. It was the best purchase I've made in a long time! 07/30/2008
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Genius Written in an interesting narrative form,really makes you think about life with some of the events in the book & puts things in perspective.After you get past the interesting and slightly wierd intorductory pages (about 1-25) you really start getting into it.It's a great book, and a great deal if u buy it online. 12/21/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Excellent! This is one of my top 10 books! I absolutely loved it -- sad at times, but the narrator (death personified) gives a sometimes funny and logical tone to what could otherwise be described as a tragic story. Great book! 10/05/2010
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Paperback book is great value at Walmart! This is an older paperback book, The Book Thief, which is again in demand since it has been made into a movie. Other than the price being very competitive to other retailers, there is nothing exceptional about this product. This review form does not take into consideration that 1) this is a book, and 2) it was purchased for a gift! 12/02/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I can't put the book down! I recieved mixed reviews on this book from many friends, but i went with my gut and bought it anyway. I am so glad I did. I cant wait till I can sit down an soak in the book. THANK YOU! 12/11/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by The book was falling apart. Sections of the book were falling out. It will have to be returned. 12/28/2009
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