The Book Thief/i Am The Messenger Paperback Boxed Set by Markus ZusakThe Book Thief/i Am The Messenger Paperback Boxed Set by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief/i Am The Messenger Paperback Boxed Set

byMarkus Zusak

Paperback | September 23, 2014

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Two award-winning modern classics from #1 New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak!

The Book Thief affirms the ability of books to feed the soul even in the bleakest of times in a story the New York Times described as “brilliant. . . . the kind of book that can be life-changing.” It is 1939. Nazi Germany. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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. 

I Am the Messenger is a Printz Honor-winning novel and recipient of five starred reviews that tells the story of Ed Kennedy, an underage cabdriver without much of a future. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?
Discover the enormous talent that is Marcus Zusak in this extraordinary collection that showcases the intensity and heart inherent in his storytelling.
Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which has been translated into over thirty languages and has sold nine million copies around the world. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant a...
Title:The Book Thief/i Am The Messenger Paperback Boxed SetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.13 × 5.31 × 2 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553513141

ISBN - 13:9780553513141

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Both are wonderful stories, and they make and interesting pair together. For the price, it's a nice set
Date published: 2017-07-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Book Thief:
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
"Absorbing and searing." —Washington Post

"A major achievement." —People

Praise for I Am the Messenger:
“Funny and gripping.” —The Miami Herald
“Both serious and funny, touching and exciting.” —The Salt Lake Tribune
“Fresh and thought-provoking.” —The Grand Rapids Press