The Book Thief

By: Zusak, Markus

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Book Condition: Good


This is the first Australian edition. 584 pages. Covers have no creasing. Edges of covers have superficial edgewear and corners are moderately bumped. Spine is uncreased. Edges of pages are considerably browned. Pages are reasonably tanned. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breath of a single, unfamiliar word - Kommunist - and Liesel sees the fear of a similar fate in her mother's eyes. On the journey, Death visits the young boy, and notices Liesel. It will be the first of many near encounters. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger'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 accordion- playing foster father, learns 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 Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; War; ISBN: 033036426X. ISBN/EAN: 9780330364263. Inventory No: 20050131. Paperback

Title: The Book Thief

Author: Zusak, Markus

Categories: Fiction, War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: UK, Pan Books: 2005

ISBN Number: 033036426X

ISBN Number 13: 9780330364263

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

kg: 0.78 kg

Seller ID: 20050131

Keywords: BZDB5 Fiction; The Book Thief Paperback,