Thorndike Press

The Book Thief

  • Markus Zusak
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1410468062
  • ISBN-13: 9781410468062
  • DDC: FIC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.95 lbs ( .88 kgs)
  • 757 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2006

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Young Adult - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Offers the best of young adult literature in a large print format‚ designed for reading levels from grades 8 through 12 and beyond. These are high-appeal titles with adult crossover potential.



A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Now a major motion picture

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.


Customer Reviews

"An extraordinary narrative."

— School Library Journal (starred)

"This hefty volume is an achievement . . . a challenging book in both length and subject . . ."

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

"Elegant, philosophical and moving . . . Beautiful and important."

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)