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The Book Thief

The Book Thief (Paperback)

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 9781862302914
Released NZ 3 Jan 2008
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781862302914
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Definitions
Released 3 Jan 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Zusak, Markus
Category Award Winning
War Stories
Fiction Dealing With Social Issues
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 592
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 421g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade