The Book Thief

Truly unique. I mean, how often do you get to read a book narrated by Death himself…? It’s 1939. In Nazi Germany, Death’s getting busy. And while he takes lives, Liesel steals books. When Death starts getting too close, can a story help Liesel survive? The shadow of the Holocaust is looming when Liesel finds the book that changes her life. Abandoned in the snow: The Gravedigger’s Handbook. The start of her love affair with books. You’ve heard of a kleptomaniac? She’s a booktomaniac. Soon she’s stealing books wherever she can find them. When Liesel’s foster family hide a Jew in their basement, can her love of stories keep them all alive…?

  • An extraordinary modern classic and no. 1 bestseller
  • This 10th anniversary edition includes bonus new content
  • A superbly crafted tale of hope that burns with intensity
  • Now a film starring Sophie Nélisse and Geoffrey Rush

“Extraordinary, resonant and relevant, beautiful and angry.” Telegraph

“Raw, deeply moving, immeasurably sad, this is a must-read.” Carousel

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    Markus Zusak has won a number of international awards, including an American Library Association Book of the Year award for The Book Thief. In 2014 he was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for Young Adults.

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