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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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.
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The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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.
Product Details
Paperback (576 pages)
Published: September 11, 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375842207
Other books byMarkus Zusak
  • I Am the Messenger

    I Am the Messenger
    protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts   Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.   That's when the first ace arrives in the mail.   That's when Ed becomes the messenger.   Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission? A 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.

    Fighting Ruben Wolfe

    Fighting Ruben Wolfe
    One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out...The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital.Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organizedboxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but it's really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves.Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

    Getting the Girl

    Getting the Girl
    One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out...The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital.Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organizedboxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but it's really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves.Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

    The Underdog

    The Underdog
    One day we will fight again, but for now we are wolves in a cage, waiting to be let out...The Wolfe family has fallen on hard times. Mr. Wolfe has had an accident at work and has been unemployed for months. Mum cleans longer and harder, and works a night shift at the hospital.Sarah gets drunk now and then. Older brother Steve wants to leave home, to forget about his lunatic family. When Cameron and Ruben find they can earn fifty dollars a win with an organizedboxing racket, they take the chance. Ruben has talent for boxing and Cameron has heart at least. They need the money, but it's really about self-respect. Boxing will change forever the way they see themselves.Author Markus Zusak pens a surprisingly complex and touching story that will linger long with readers. The language is hard-hitting, witty, and authentic - as are the emotions and action. Fighting Ruben Wolfe is not about boxing. It's about respect, stubborn pride, and real brotherly love. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss listening to the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

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