Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: December 18, 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307433846
ISBN - 13: 9780307433848
From the Publisher
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. . . .
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
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Australian author Markus Zusak was born in Sydney on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. Zusak is best known for his award-winning young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which have been successful internationally and are Michael L. Printz Honor books.