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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

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Published by Random House Teens
Enjoy this sneak peek at Markus Zusak's Printz Honor Book, THE BOOK THIEF!

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.
Enjoy this sneak peek at Markus Zusak's Printz Honor Book, THE BOOK THIEF!

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.

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Published by: Random House Teens on Oct 25, 2012
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The Book Thief 
“Thought-provoking, life-affirming, triumphant and tragic, this is a novelof breathtaking scope, masterfully told. It is an important piece of work,but also a wonderful page-turner.”
The Guardian
(UK)“This is a stunning book, seemingly channeled from a rare, artistic muse.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 
“[A] haunting tale [that] will steal your heart.”
The Miami Herald 
“One of the most highly anticipated young-adult books in years.”
The Wall Street Journal 
“Intricate and extraordinary.”
 Newsday
“An absorbing and searing narrative.”
Orlando Sentinel 
“Lyrical and moving.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“This fabulous novel is rich, complicated and wise enough to satisfy a reader of any age.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“[B]oth gripping and touching, a work that kept me up late into thenight feverishly reading the last 300 pages. You can’t ask for muchmore than that.”
The Plain Dealer 
(Cleveland)Aremarkable read.”
The Sacramento Bee
“This is a brilliant look at the wartime lives of ordinary decent people.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“This is virtuoso work. Zusak exhibits the kind of mastery and peakpower Kurt Vonnegut showed in his wartime tale ‘Slaughterhouse-Five.’”
The Grand Rapids Press
“It’s the book to pick up for people who love to read.”
The FloridaTimes-Union
 
“Remarkable, just plain remarkable.”
The Anniston Star 
“Subtle, simple, yet vividly imagined.”
Teen Vogue
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“Beautiful and important.”
 Kirkus Reviews,
Starred
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“Exquisitely written. . . . Atour de force to be not just read butinhabited.”
The Horn Book Magazine,
Starred
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“It’s a book of greatness.”
The Bulletin,
Starred
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“An extraordinary narrative.”
School Library Journal,
Starred
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An achievement.
 Publishers Weekly,
StarredWinner of the Book Sense Book of the Year Awardfor Children’s LiteratureWinner of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award for Excellencein Young Adult LiteratureWinner of the National Jewish Book AwardWinner of the Association of Jewish Libraries Teen Book AwardAQuill Award NomineeA
 Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the YearA
 Kirkus Reviews
Editor’s ChoiceA
 Horn Book
FanfareA
School Library Journal 
Best Book of the YearA
 Booklist 
Editors’ ChoiceA
 Bulletin
Blue Ribbon BookAn ALANotable BookAn ALATop Ten Best Book for Young Adults

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