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The Book Thief

4.38 (2,141,405 Ratings by Goodreads)
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

4.38 (2,141,405 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 1 January, 2008
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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. 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

Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Waterstones Newcomer of the Year Award 2008 and Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007 and YoungMinds Book Award 2007.

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 This is a weighty novel worthy of universal acclaim. A sense of dread prevades this beautifully written novel. As The Book Thief draws to a close, Death says: There's a multitude of stories that i allow to distract me as I work. The story of the Book Thief, who tried to change the world in her own small way, proves one formidable and inspiring distraction. -- Lianne Kolirin The Daily Express Brilliant and hugely ambitious ... the kind of book that could be life-changing New York Times Book Review

Markus Zusak, a prize-winning author, lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. The Doubleday hardback of The Book Thief , published at the beginning of January 07, stayed in the top ten of the Sunday Times bestsellers for nine weeks. It was published to critical acclaim in Australia and in America where it reached No. 1 on the The New York Times bestsellers list. Film rights have been optioned by the makers of The Devil Wears Prada. Find out more by visiting the website - thebookthief.com

Type Book
ISBN 9780552773898
Number Of Pages 560
Item Weight 379 g
Product Dimensions 124 x 34 x 198 mm
Publisher Black Swan
Format Paperback