The book thief

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
First American edition.
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552 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Fic Zusak, Markus


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0375831002, 9780375831003, 0375931007, 9780375931000
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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.
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.
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Accelerated Reader,5.1.
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Reading Counts!,4.0.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.1,18.0,106101.
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Reading Counts RC,High School,4,26,Quiz: 39084,Guided reading level: NR.
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

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Zusak, M. (2006). The book thief (First American edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Zusak, Markus. 2006. The Book Thief. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief First American edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

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