The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

There is an alternate cover edition here.It is1939.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 550 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.36 out of 5
  • Published September 18th 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf
  • Original Title: The Book Thief
  • ISBN: 0375842209 (ISBN13: 9780375842207)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Liesel Meminger
  • Hans Hubermann
  • Rudy Steiner
  • Rosa Hubermann
  • Max Vandenburg...more
  • Tommy Müller
  • Ilsa Hermann
  • Frau Holtzapfel...less
  • Literary Awards: National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007)
  • Buxtehuder Bulle (2008)
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers (2007)
  • Prijs van de Kinder- en Jeugdjury Vlaanderen (2009) ...more Michael L. Printz Award Nominee (2007)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2007)
  • The Quill Award Nominee for Young Adult/Teen (2006)
  • Zilveren Zoen (2008)
  • Teen Read Award Nominee for Best All-Time-Fave (2010)
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Preis der Jugendjury (2009)
  • Association of Jewish Libraries for Teen Book Award (2006)
  • Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2010)
  • Kathleen Mitchell Award
  • Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Jugendbuch (2009)...less

There is an alternate cover edition here.It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down.In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.READING GROUP GUIDE ENCLOSED