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The Book Thief
 

The Book Thief (Hardback)

By Zusak, Markus

'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 ...' This work is narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Himmel Street: ...When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents, 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. She also befriends 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 richer people of Molching. In time, the family hide 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 the power of book to nourish the soul. Its uplifting ending will make all readers weep.
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ISBN 9780385611466
Released NZ 1 Jan 2007
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780385611466
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Released 1 Jan 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Zusak, Markus
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 914g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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