The book thief
by
 
Zusak, Markus, author.

Title
The book thief

Author
Zusak, Markus, author.

ISBN
9781742613314
 
9780370329215
 
9781784162122

Personal Author
Zusak, Markus, author.

Edition
Film tie-in edition.

Publication Information
Sydney, N.S.W. : Picador/Pan Macmillan Australia, 2013.
 
©2005

Physical Description
584 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Abstract
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger'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. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her 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.

Subject Term
Books and reading -- Fiction.
 
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
 
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Fiction.

Format
Books


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
CarlingfordBookF ZUSACarlingfordAdult Fiction
DundasBookF ZUSADundasAdult Fiction
EppingBookF ZUSAEppingAdult Fiction
ErmingtonBookF ZUSAErmingtonAdult Fiction
Wentworth PointBookF ZUSAWentworth PointAdult Fiction