The Book Thief
  • Published:
    Mar-2006 (Hardcover)
    Sep-2007 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Rating:
  • Pages:
    552
  • Age Level:
    12 & up
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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 Grave Digger'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 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 Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.

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.





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    •  
    • Sep-2007
    • Knopf
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0375842209
    • ISBN13: 9780375842207
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    • Jan-2008
    • Pan Books (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0330423304
    • ISBN13: 9780330423304
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    • Jan-2008
    • Red Fox (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 186230291X
    • ISBN13: 9781862302914
    •  
    • Oct-2013
    • Knopf
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0385754728
    • ISBN13: 9780385754729
    •  
    • Feb-2014
    • Transworld (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0552779733
    • ISBN13: 9780552779739
    •  
    • Sep-2016
    • Random House Children's Publishers UK
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1909531618
    • ISBN13: 9781909531611
    • First Edition
    • Mar-2006
    • Knopf
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0375831002
    • ISBN13: 9780375831003
    •  
    • Random House
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0593175565
    • ISBN13: 9780593175569
    •  
    • Random House
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0375978321
    • ISBN13: 9780375978326
    •  
    • Random House
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0593377117
    • ISBN13: 9780593377116
    •  
    • 2005
    • Pan Books (UK)
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 033036426X
    • ISBN13: 9780330364263
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    • Mar-2006
    • Random House
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0375931007
    • ISBN13: 9780375931000
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Dec-2007
    • Random House
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0307433846
    • ISBN13: 9780307433848
    •  
    • Nov-2013
    • Random House Childrens Books
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0385391358
    • ISBN13: 9780385391351
    •  
    • Sep-2006
    • Listening Library
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 0739338005
    • ISBN13: 9780739338001
    •  
    • Oct-2006
    • Listening Library
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 0739337270
    • ISBN13: 9780739337271
    •  
    • Dec-2006
    • Random House AudioBooks
    • Audible
    •  
    • Apr-2012
    • Random House
    • Playaway
    • ISBN: 1615875824
    • ISBN13: 9781615875825
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    • Jun-2012
    • Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
    • Audible
    •  
    • Oct-2006
    • Thorndike Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1410468062
    • ISBN13: 9781410468062
    • Large Print
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Oct-2006
    • Thorndike Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0786290218
    • ISBN13: 9780786290215
    • Large Print

 


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