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The Book Thief Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Zusak, Markus

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ISBN: 0375842209     ISBN-13: 9780375842207
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2007

Annotation: Set during World War II in Germany, Zusaks groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing, encounters something she cant resist: books.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Books and reading; Fiction.
Storytelling; Fiction.
Death; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2007019138
Lexile Measure: 730
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Readers Circle
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.25" W x 1.25" (0.90 lbs) 552 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 106101
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 18.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q39084
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 26.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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 before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Contributor Bio(s): Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which has been translated into over thirty languages and has sold nine million copies around the world. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens and lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2007 August #3)
Death, "a companionable if sarcastic fellow," narrates this sophisticated novel set in small-town Germany during WWII. "It's a measure of how successfully Zusak has humanized these characters that even though we know they are doomed, it's no less devastating when Death finally reaches them," PW wrote in a starred review. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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