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The book thief / by Markus Zusak ; illustrations by Trudy White.

By: Zusak, Markus [author.].
Contributor(s): White, Trudy [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 552 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780375831003; 0375831002.Subject(s): Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction | Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Juvenile fiction | Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction.Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007. | Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2007. | Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007. | Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2007.Summary: Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
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CML Young Adult Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007.

Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2007.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007.

Sydney Taylor Book Award, 2007.

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School Library Journal Review

Nazi Germany during World War II is the backdrop for this "small story" that explores the power of words to affect the human condition. Death is the narrator here, performed with detached perfection by Corduner, recounting the story of the young thief, Liesel, who discovers books have the ability to sustain her community amidst the horrors of war. This 2007 Michael L. Printz Honor Book is also a Common Core text exemplar for grades 9-10. Common Core Standard: RL.9-10.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Content Standard: Massachusetts (Reading Standards for Literature 6-12) Grades 9-10: MA.8.A. Relate a work of fiction, poetry, or drama to the seminal ideas of its time. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Markus Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. He began writing at the age of 16, and seven years later his first book, The Underdog, was published. He is best known for his young adult novels The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger, both of which are Michael L. Printz Honor books. The Book Thief was adapted into a movie. His next book, Bridge of Clay was published October 2018. It won 2019 Indie Book Awards for Debut Fiction and Book of the Year. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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