The Book Thief By Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief By (author) Markus Zusak ISBN:9781743515860 It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and he will become busier still.

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The extraordinary international bestseller from the author of new novel Bridge of Clay.nnNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE nn”Brilliant and hugely ambitious … the kind of book that can be life changing” The New York TimesnnIt is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath.nnDeath has never been busier, and will become busier still. nnBy 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 there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. nnSo begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-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 Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down. nnThe Book Thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. 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.nnACCLAIM FOR THE BOOK THIEFnn”The Book Thief deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel’s Night. It seems poised to become a classic.” USA Todaynn”Elegant, philosophical and moving … Beautiful and important.” Kirkus Reviewsnn”Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry.” Sunday Telegraphnn”…a beautifully balanced piece of storytelling…Unsettling, thought-provoking, life affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novel of breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner.” The Guardiannn”A moving work which will make many eyes brim.” Independent on SundaynnAWARDS FOR THE BOOK THIEFnnCommonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (South East Asia & South Pacific) 2006nSchool Library Journal Best Book of the Year 2006nDaniel Elliott Peace Award 2006nPublishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year 2006nNational Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature 2006nBulletin Blue Ribbon Book 2006nMichael L. Printz Honor Book 2007nBook Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature 2007nWinner of the ALA Youth Medal Awards’ Margaret A. Edwards Award 2014
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Zusak, Markus