Junior Advisor's Review
Junior Booklover Braden Lunn from Calgary,
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, is a classic tale about
love and loss set in Nazi Germany on the brink of the Second World
War. The Book Thief is told through the eyes of a nine
year-old girl, Liesel Meminger, as she tries to distinguish right
from wrong. As Liesel grows up, she is taught to worship the Fuhrer
and the purity he is striving to achieve, but she continually
witnesses the horrors and destruction being left in his wake.
The Book Thief is a superbly written novel that will find
its place in history as one of the greatest novels of our time.
The Book Thief is a true masterpiece written with amazing
emotion and imagery that will give readers a remarkable,
awe-inspiring gaze into the lives of those who not only had to live
under the Fuhrer's rule, but also had to deal with the
discrimination and propaganda that became part of their everyday
From the Publisher
A New York Times bestseller for seven years
running that''s soon to be a major motion picture, this Printz
Honor book by the author of I Am the
Messenger is an unforgettable tale about the ability of
books to feed the soul.
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking
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.
The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and
will become busier still.
The Book Thief is a Common Core Exemplar Text.
From the Hardcover edition.
Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 576 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: September 11, 2007
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0375842209
ISBN - 13: 9780375842207