The Book Thief

The Book Thief

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Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2006
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780739338001
0739338005
Call Number: CD YA ZUSAK
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (ca. 76 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Corduner, Allan

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Death itself relates the moving story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. This title is also available in digital audio book.

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.


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notanna Oct 25, 2013

High ratings-historical fiction-goodreads.com

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k8kc
Aug 28, 2012

I really didn't like the first 400 pages. Almost gave up several times. Then the last 150 pages, I couldn't stop crying. Every page was a kick in the chest. I highly recommend this book. Loved it.

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maurajk
May 19, 2012

suggested by Meryl

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natmaurilio
Oct 11, 2011

this book will be always in my heart, amazing!!!

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Jun 22, 2014

"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 Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of 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 Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.
In a superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time." -from the back cover

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Jun 22, 2014

"Among them, lit like lanterns, were Hans and Rosa Hubermann, her brother, and the boy whose hair remained the color of lemons forever."

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