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The Book Thief
  

The Book Thief (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Zusak, Markus

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. The Book Thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. 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 9781459630970
Released NZ 4 Nov 2011
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781459630970
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Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 4 Nov 2011
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Zusak, Markus
Series Read How You Want
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 680
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
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