The Book Thief

Liesel, a Jewish girl growing up in the basement of her foster parents during the Second World War in Germany, steals books from the library learns to read and finds comfort in words.

Rapid Facts

Author
Markus Zusak
Genres
Historical Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Published
01 Sept 2005
Language
English
Series
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Format
Paperback Hardcover Ebooks
Paperback, Hardcover, Ebooks
Pages
608

Author's Introduction

Markus Frank Zusak is an Australian writer best known for his novels The Book Thief and The Messenger or, (I am The Messenger). He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014 for his contributions to young-adult literature published in the United States. Markus has penned several books such as The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and When Dogs Cry, published between 1999 and 2001.

BestSeller In

Teen & Young Adult Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Military and war Books, Children's Fiction Books.

Popularity Points

10

Worldwide Sale

0 M+
Copies Sold

"The Book Thief" Quotes

“I am haunted by humans.”

“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. "I'm okay" we say. "I'm alright". But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can't get it off. That's when you realize that sometimes it isn't even an answer--it's a question.
Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”

“A clumsy, awkward success is still a success.”

“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”

“A DEFINITION NOT FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children”

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

“Even death has a heart.”

Literary Awards

National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006)

National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006)

Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers (2007)

Buxtehuder Bulle (2008)

Modern Classics, Drama, Literature
Adult, Realism
Historical-literature, Holocaust, War, World War 2
Literature