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The Book Thief

By (author) Markus Zusak

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HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH. It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 40mm | 359.99g
  • 01 Jan 2008
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London
  • English
  • 0552773891
  • 9780552773898
  • 15

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Markus Zusak, a prize-winning author, lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. The Doubleday hardback of The Book Thief , published at the beginning of January 07, stayed in the top ten of the Sunday Times bestsellers for nine weeks. It was published to critical acclaim in Australia and in America where it reached No. 1 on the The New York Times bestsellers list. Film rights have been optioned by the makers of The Devil Wears Prada. Find out more by visiting the website - thebookthief.com

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"Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry." -- Lisa Hilton Sunday Telegraph "...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." Guardian "A moving work which will make many eyes brim." -- Marianne Brace Independent on Sunday "This is a weighty novel worthy of universal acclaim. A sense of dread prevades this beautifully written novel. As The Book Thief draws to a close, Death says: "There's a multitude of stories that i allow to distract me as I work." The story of the Book Thief, who tried to change the world in her own small way, proves one formidable and inspiring distraction." -- Lianne Kolirin The Daily Express "Brilliant and hugely ambitious ... the kind of book that could be life-changing" New York Times Book Review

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Wonderful

This is one of the best books I've ever read in my entire life - I couldn't put it down!show more
by Monica Ong

Loved loved loved

This was our first ever book for book club and we unanimously loved it. I read it in in two days in Fiji and just couldnt put in down. The story is very easy to follow but at the same time you can get imersed into the characters so easily. Would def recommendshow more
by Carnie

Stunning.

The narration is so clever and unique, it adds such a great twist and perspective to an already incredible story.show more
by Carlee

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This was one of the best books I have ever read in my whole life (and I'm not 16 years old, so I have many years behind me) I felt a huge viod in my heart when I finished it, never felt like this before. Touching remarkable story! Simply just deserves all the hype it gets. I LOVE THIS BOOK!show more
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