Book The book thief / Markus Zusak ; with illustrations by Trudy White.
Publication year: 2013
Media class: Book
Publisher: Black Swan,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780552779739 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2007.
Extent: 533 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
Narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching. By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters. But one day, the wail of the sirens comes too late. 'Life affirming, triumphant and tragic . . . masterfully told. . . but also a wonderful page-turner' Guardian'Brilliant and hugely ambitious' New York Times'Extraordinary' Telegraph___HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH___Over 16 million copies sold worldwide.Now a major motion picture.
This book is quite literally fantastic. It is probably one of thee best books I have ever read. It is narrated by death, it involves a under educated young girl who's family are lost to her and her new family life begins in Molching with her foster parents, The Hubermanns. Liesel Meminger is about to learn some of the biggest lessons a child can learn and needs including love, family and friendship. This book will open your eyes. You will love it.