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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Knopf Books for Young Readers
March 2006
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Featuring: Liesel Meminger
560 pages
ISBN: 0375831002
EAN: 9780375831003
Hardcover
$16.95
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Young Adult | Historical

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist'books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Media Buzz

Good Morning America - November 11, 2013
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - May 29, 2006
All Things Considered - April 2, 2006
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - March 23, 2006
Good Morning America - March 17, 2006

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