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Book Thief
By Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

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Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Waterstones Newcomer of the Year Award 2008.
  • Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007.
  • Shortlisted for YoungMinds Book Award 2007.

Book Description

'It's just a small story, really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery ...' Narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching: When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents - 'Kommunists' - for ever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career. In the care of the Hubermans, Liesel befriends blond-haired Rudy Steiner, her neighbour obsessed with Jesse Owens, and the mayor's wife, who hides from despair in her library. Together Liesel and Rudy steal books - from Nazi book burning piles, from the mayor's library, from the rich people for whom her fostermother does the ironing. In time, they take in a Jewish boxer, Max, who reads with Liesel in the basement. . By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters. But one day in the life of Himmel street, the wail of the sirens comes too late ...A life-changing tale of the cruel twists of fate and the coincidences on which all our lives hinge, this is also a joyous look at how books can nourish the soul. Its uplifting ending will make all listeners weep.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846570902
ISBN-10: 1846570905
Format: CD-Audio
(141mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 11
Imprint: Random House Audiobooks
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Markus Zusak

Book Thief by Markus Zusak Book Thief, Paperback (September 2016)

1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.

Book Thief (Anniversary Edition) by Markus Zusak Book Thief (Anniversary Edition), Hardback (March 2016)

This 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, pages from the author's writing notebook, and an author interview.

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak I am the Messenger, Paperback (January 2015)

Ed Kennedy is just your less-than-average Joe who is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. But after he single-handedly manages to catch a bank robber, he receives a playing card in the mail: the Ace of Diamonds. This is the first message. Four more will follow. But before this particular card game can end, Ed will be changed forever...

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Author Biography - Markus Zusak

MARKUS ZUSAK's bestselling novel The Book Thief was originally published in the UK in 2007. It has since become a modern classic, published around the world and turned into a film. Markus Zusak lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.

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