The Book Thief (Hardcover)
Thorndike Press, 9781410468062, 757pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2006
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/25/2006)
Paperback, Japanese (7/1/2007)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (10/1/2006)
Library Binding (3/8/2016)
Paperback, Vietnamese (8/1/2015)
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. 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.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of "I Am the Messenger, " has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.