Annotations for Book Thief


Baker & Taylor
The 10th anniversary edition of the extraordinary #1 New York Times and internationally best-selling title about the ability of books to feed the soul, even amid the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust, includes a new introduction by the author, excerpts from the author's notebook, handwritten notes from the original manuscript, the author's original sketches for the illustrations in the book and fresh cover art.

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Baker & Taylor
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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Random House, Inc.
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who 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.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author ofI Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

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