By Zusak, Markus
1939, Nazi Germany - The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of th...e inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. Some important information - This novel is narrated by death. It's a small story about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Another thing you should know - death will visit the book thief three times.Read more
Markus Zusak, a prize-winning children's author, lives in Australia with his wife and daughter. This is his first adult novel. His story of Liesel, the girl who loved words, is a statement of their importance for the Nazi regime, and what they were able to make people believe and do. The Book Thief has been published to critical acclaim in Australia and America, where it reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list.
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