Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ January 30, 2014

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

Random House Children’s Books | October 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Book Thief

Kindle Price CDN$ 9.99

Paperback Price CDN$10.48

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that was in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak”s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. A must read for teens.

Fabulous read. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book. Gave incredible insight to what it must have been like to live through such frightful times.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3807 KB
  • Print Length: 578 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385754728
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Dec 18 2007)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: EnglishASIN: B000XUBFE2