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The book thief / by Markus Zusak.

Zusak, Markus. (Author).
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Available copies

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

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library Y ZUS (Text) 33500011398617 Main Checked out 02/23/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500004681225 Main Available -
Greenbush Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500005078025 Main Checked out 03/08/2019
Grygla LINK Site ya ZUS (Text) 35500003796941 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500005523988 Main On holds shelf -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya ZUS (Text) 35500003816780 Main Available -

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 international bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief and most recently, Bridge of Clay. His work is translated into more than forty languages, and has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia.
All of Zusak’s books – including earlier titles, The UnderdogFighting Ruben WolfeWhen Dogs Cry (also titled Getting the Girl), and The Messenger (or I am the Messenger) – have been awarded numerous honors around the world, ranging from literary prizes to readers choice awards to prizes voted on by booksellers.
In 2013, The Book Thief was made into a major motion picture, and in 2018 was voted one of America’s all-time favorite books, achieving the 14th position on the PBS Great American Read. Also in 2018, Bridge of Clay was selected as a best book of the year in publications ranging from Entertainment Weekly to the Wall Street Journal. 
Markus Zusak grew up in Sydney, Australia, and still lives there with his wife and two 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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