The Book ThiefAnnotation
The extraordinary #1 New York Times
bestseller that is now a major motion picture, 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.Awards
2006 National Jewish Book Awards
2007 Book Sense Book of the Year
2006 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2006 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2009 Garden State Teen Book Award
2006 School Library Journal Best Books of the YearCharacters
Young adult fiction
|Topics||World War II|
Death and dying
Books and reading