The internationally bestselling story
of a young German girl who steals books, of her
family and the Jewish boxer hidden in their basement
as they struggle to survive in Nazi Germany when the
bombs begin to fall.
HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE
GOING TO DIE
1939. Nazi Germany. The country
is holding its breath. Death has never been
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is
living with a foster family on Himmel Street.
Her parents have been taken away to a
concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is
her story and the story of the inhabitants of
her street when the bombs begin to fall.
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS
NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH
It's a small story, about:
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.
ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW -
DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES
a prize-winning author, lives in Sydney with his
wife and daughter. The Doubleday hardback of The
Book Thief , published at the beginning of
January 07, stayed in the top ten of the Sunday
Times bestsellers for nine weeks. It was
published to critical acclaim in Australia and
in America where it reached No. 1 on the The New
York Times bestsellers list. Film rights have
been optioned by the makers of The Devil Wears
Prada. Watch a trailer for the movie ...