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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 30/08/2012
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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.

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9781862302914
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 421 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm

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“Why I loved reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”

This book was initially recommended to me by a couple of friends, but at first I dismissed it. I guess I was too wary and afraid to read it, since the quick research that I carried out on it revealed to me that this... More

Paperback edition
22nd August 2014
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“Compelling”

Typically, I don't read books about the war, but made an exception for The Book Thief due to all the attention it was getting, and I'm glad I did!
It is very well written and pulls you into the story. It had... More

Paperback edition
22nd June 2014
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rhythmpantherxo

“Emotional, heartwarming, fantastic!”

The Book Thief is written by Australian author Markus Zusak. It is narrated by Death and is set in Nazi Germany, during a time when the narrator states he was very busy. It tells the story of a young girl, Liesel and... More

Paperback edition
7th August 2014
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