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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Evergreens

The Book Thief Synopsis

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 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 the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH. The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

The Book Thief Press Reviews

'Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry.' -- Lisa Hilton Sunday Telegraph

'...a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling...Unsettling, thought-provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner.' Guardian

'A moving work which will make many eyes brim.' -- Marianne Brace Independent on Sunday

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781784162122
Publication date: 15th September 2016
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Markus Zusak

Australian author Markus Zusak grew up hearing stories about Nazi Germany, about the bombing of Munich and about Jews being marched through his mother’s small, German town. He always knew it was a story he wanted to tell.'We have these images of the straight-marching lines of boys and the 'Heil Hitlers' and this idea that everyone in Germany was in it together. But there still were rebellious children and people who didn’t follow the rules and people who hid Jews and other people in their houses.'Markus Zusak is the award-winning recipient of a 2006 Printz ...

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