The Book Thief/I Am the Messenger Paperback Boxed Set
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.
- Paperback | 576 pages
- 137 x 211 x 56mm | 680g
- 07 Nov 2014
- Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Other books in this series
29 Nov 2010
30 Aug 2016
07 Nov 2014
"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
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
About Markus Zusak
All of Zusak's books - including earlier titles, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, When Dogs Cry (also titled Getting the Girl), and The Messenger (or I am the Messenger) - have been awarded numerous honors around the world, ranging from literary prizes to readers choice awards to prizes voted on by booksellers.
In 2013, The Book Thief was made into a major motion picture, and in 2018 was voted one of America's all-time favorite books, achieving the 14th position on the PBS Great American Read. Also in 2018, Bridge of Clay was selected as a best book of the year in publications ranging from Entertainment Weekly to the Wall Street Journal.
Markus Zusak grew up in Sydney, Australia, and still lives there with his wife and two children.