Franklin

The book thief / Markus Zusak.

Author/Creator:
Zusak, Markus, author.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2006]
Series:
2018 Great American Read.
2018 Great American Read
Format/Description:
Book
552 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War)
Young adult fiction
Storytelling.
Germany.
Childrens subjects:
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Death (Personification) -- Fiction.
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction -- Young adult.
War fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Juvenile works.
Young adult works.
Young adult fiction.
War fiction.
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.
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel 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 before he is marched to Dachau. - Markus Zusak.
Contents:
Prologue : A mountain range of rubble. Death and chocolate
Beside the railway line
The eclipse
The flag
Part one : The Grave Digger's Handbook. Arrival on Himmel Street
Growing up a Saumensch
The woman with the iron fist
The kiss (A childhood decision maker)
The Jesse Owens incident
The other side of sandpaper
The smell of friendship
The heavyweight champion of the school-yard
Part two : The shoulder shrug. A girl made of darkness
The joy of cigarettes
The town walker
Dead letters
Hitler's birthday, 1940
100 percent pure German sweat
The gates of thievery
Book of fire
Part three : Mein Kampf. The way home
The mayor's library
Enter the struggler
The attributes of summer
The Aryan shopkeeper
The struggler, continued
Tricksters
The struggler, concluded
Part four : The standover man. The accordionist (The secret life of Hans Hubermann)
A good girl
A short history of the Jewish fist fighter
The wrath of Rosa
Liesel's lecture
The sleeper
The swapping of nightmares
Pages from the basement
Part five : The whistler. The floating book (Part 1)
The gamblers (a seven-sided die)
Rudy's youth
The losers
Sketches
The whistler and the shoes
Three acts of stupidity by Rudy Steiner
The floating book (Part 2)
Part six : The dream carrier. Death's diary : 1942
The snowman
Thirteen presents
Fresh air, an old nightmare, and what to do with a Jewish corpse
Death's diary : Cologne
The visitor
The Schmunzeler
Death's diary : the Parisians
Part seven : The complete Duden dictionary and thesaurus. Champagne and accordions
The trilogy
The sound of sirens
The sky stealer
Frau Holtzapfel's offer
The long walk to Dachau
Peace
The idiot and the coat men
Part eight : The word shaker. Dominoes and darkness
The thought of Rudy naked
Punishment
The promise keeper's wife
The collector
The bread eaters
The hidden sketchbook
The anarchist's suit collection
Part nine : The last human stranger. The next temptation
The cardplayer
The snows of Stalingrad
The ageless brother
The accident
The bitter taste of questions
One toolbox, one bleeder, one bear
Homecoming
Part ten : The book thief. The end of the world (Part 1)
The ninety-eighth day
The war maker
Way of the words
Confessions
Ilsa Hermann's little black book
The rib-cage planes
The end of the world (Part 2)
Epilogue : The last color. Death and Liesel
Wood in the afternoon
Max
The handover man.
Notes:
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, 2007
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2006
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0375831002
9780375831003
0375931007
9780375931000
9780375842207
0375842209
9781480624894
1480624896
9780606346566
0606346562
9780385754729
0385754728
9780786290215
0786290218
9780756984403
0756984408
9781101934180
1101934182
OCLC:
59098938
Publisher Number:
9780375831003
9780375931000
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