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The Book Thief

The Book Thief (Hardback)

By Zusak, Markus

It is 1939, Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger'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 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. The Book Thief is a story about the power of words and the ability of books to feed the soul. 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.
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ISBN 9780370329215
Released NZ 30 Dec 2006
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780370329215
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Bodley Head Children's Books
Released 30 Dec 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zusak, Markus
Category Award Winning
Historical Fiction
Fiction Dealing With Social Issues
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 50mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 906g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade