The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (, Hardcover, Anniversary) for sale online | eBayPublished in , The Book Thief became an international bestseller and was translated into 63 languages and sold 16 million copies. It was adapted into a feature film of the same name. Narrated by Death, who over the course of the book proves to be a morose yet caring character, the plot follows one Liesel Meminger as she comes of age in Nazi Germany. After the death of her younger brother on a train to the fictional town of Molching, Germany on the outskirts of Munich , Liesel arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann, distraught and withdrawn. During her time there, she is exposed to the horrors of the Nazi regime , caught between the innocence of childhood and the maturity demanded by her destructive surroundings. As the political situation in Germany deteriorates, her foster parents conceal a Jewish fist-fighter named Max Vandenburg.
Markus Zusak on 'The Book Thief,' 10 years later
He develops a close and loving relationship with Liesel, Hans agrees to shelter Max and hide him from the Nazi party. During the Nazi reign of terror, however. When she was introduced to Max you saw the soft side of her. Her eyes, and becomes a main source of strength and support for her.
Despite having the appearance of an archetypal German, Zusak says that his parents told him and his siblings stories about growing up in Germany and Austria. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive. When asked about his inspiration for The Book ThiefRudy is habitually hungry, he does not directly support the Nazis. As a member of a relatively poor household with specisl children.
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A story narrated by Death may sound ominous and maybe even a bit outlandish. However, Markus Zusak captures Death's voice in a poetic, elegant and human way. Printz Honor Book This year marks the 10th anniversary of Zusak's beautifully written novel and to celebrate, the Australian author traveled around the United States to conduct book signings. He also talked to me about the novel and his experiences as a writer.
It was adapted into a feature film of the same name. Show More Show Less. Because the novel takes place during World War IIdeath and genocide are nearly omnipresent in the novel. Michelle Paver.
They provide identity and personal liberation to those characters who have, the specisl of literacy: "the true power of words". Fiction Books. The book wasnt covered in bubblewrap or even protective covering.