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The Book Thief by
Call Number: FIC F ZUS
Publication Date: 2014
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. 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.
The Book Thief discussion with actors Geoffrey Rush and Sophie Nélisse, and director Brian Percivalon on November 3, 2013 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Based on the beloved bestselling book, this film tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.
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The Book Thief LitChart PDF
Full Title: The Book Thief Genre:
Historical Fiction Setting: Fictional town of Molching, Germany, 1939-1943
Climax: The fire-bombing of Molching
Protagonist: Liesel Meminger
Antagonist: Adolf Hitler, World War II and the Holocaust
Point of View: First person omniscient, with Death as the narrator
Goodreads- The Book Thief Quotes
“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.” Markus Zusak