The Book Thief

Written byMarkus Zusak

Published in

About "The Book Thief"

Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found hereIt is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.(Note: this title was not published as YA fiction)

  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Historical
  • Classics
  • War
  • Holocaust
  • World War II
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  • National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children's Literature (2007)
  • Buxtehuder Bulle (2008)
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers (2007)
  • Prijs van de Kinder- en Jeugdjury Vlaanderen (2009)
  • Michael L. Printz Award Nominee (2007)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2007)
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2008)
  • The Quill Award Nominee for Young Adult/Teen (2006)
  • Zilveren Zoen (2008)
  • Teen Read Award Nominee for Best All-Time-Fave (2010)
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Preis der Jugendjury (2009)
  • Association of Jewish Libraries for Teen Book Award (2006)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2010)
  • Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) Nominee for Literary Fiction (2008)
  • Kathleen Mitchell Award
  • Ena Noel Award (2008)
  • Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Jugendbuch (2009)
  • LovelyBooks Leserpreis for Allgemeine Literatur (2009)
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award (2014)
ISBN9780375831003pages552publisherAlfred A. Knopfseriessettings
  • Molching (Germany)
  • Germany
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