by Markus Zusak
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The Country is holding its breath.
Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
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.
By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, leaarns to read.
Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library. wherever there are books to be found.
But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, aware-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Age 12 and up
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