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 of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
|Publisher:||Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Markus Zusak is the award-winning author of five books for young adults: The Underdog; Fighting Ruben Wolfe; Getting the Girl; I Am the Messenger, recipient of a 2006 Printz Honor for excellence in young adult literature; and The Book Thief, a 2007 Printz Honor book. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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DEATH AND CHOCOLATE
Excerpted from "The Book Thief"
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