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The book thief / by Markus Zusak.

Zusak, Markus. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 6 of 8 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y ZUS (Text) 33500012651857 Main Checked out 12/10/2018
Moorhead Public Library Y ZUS (Text) 33500011398617 Main Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500004681225 Main Available -
Greenbush Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500005078025 Main Available -
Grygla LINK Site ya ZUS (Text) 35500003796941 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500005523988 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500003816780 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500005503188 Main Checked out 12/04/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780375842207
  • ISBN: 9780385754729
  • ISBN: 9780375831003
  • ISBN: 0375831002 (trade)
  • ISBN: 0375931007 (lib. bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 552 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2006 January #1
    Gr. 10-12. Death is the narrator of this lengthy, powerful story of a town in Nazi Germany. He is a kindly, caring Death, overwhelmed by the souls he has to collect from people in the gas chambers, from soldiers on the battlefields, and from civilians killed in bombings. Death focuses on a young orphan, Liesl; her loving foster parents; the Jewish fugitive they are hiding; and a wild but gentle teen neighbor, Rudy, who defies the Hitler Youth and convinces Liesl to steal for fun. After Liesl learns to read, she steals books from everywhere. When she reads a book in the bomb shelter, even a Nazi woman is enthralled. Then the book thief writes her own story. There's too much commentary at the outset, and too much switching from past to present time, but as in Zusak's enthralling I Am the Messenger (2004), the astonishing characters, drawn without sentimentality, will grab readers. More than the overt message about the power of words, it's Liesl's confrontation with horrifying cruelty and her discovery of kindness in unexpected places that tell the heartbreaking truth. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which has been translated into over thirty languages and has sold nine million copies around the world. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens and lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.

Subject: Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Juvenile fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Jews > Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > Fiction.

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