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The Book Thief

The Book Thief (Paperback)

By Zusak, Marcus

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breat...h of a single, unfamiliar word - Kommunist - and Liesel sees the fear of a similar fate in her mother's eyes. On the journey, death visits the young boy, and notices Liesel. It will be the first of many near encounters. 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 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 accordion-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 Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.
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ISBN 9780330423304
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781742613314
Published NZ 1 Mar 2008
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780330423304
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Published 1 Mar 2008
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Zusak, Marcus
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 584
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code A823
Weight 383g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Death, Storytelling, Books and reading, Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945, Germany - History - 1933-1945
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult;General/trade