The Book Thief – Zusak, Markus

<p>The Book Thief</p>

Title

The Book Thief

Author

Zusak, Markus

Publisher

Picador

Published Date

2005

Annotation

The time is World War II and the Nazis take Liesel’s father away. Liesel’s mother takes her and her younger brother to find sanctuary for them with a new family. When Liesel retrieves a burning book, it becomes emblematic of Hitler’s destruction of knowledge and life and inspires her to survive. Liesel’s unforgettable story is told through the unusual viewpoint of ‘Death’ as a narrator. The emotional spectrum of this novel includes hope and despair.

Key Concepts

Family, Friendship, History, Hope, Loss, Racism, Refugees, War

Audience

Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1803, ACHASSK186, ACHASSK188, ACHASSK189, ACHASSK190, ACHASSK191, ACHASSK192, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1807, ACOKFH009, ACOKFH010, ACELA1550, ACELA1551, ACELT1663, ACELT1771, ACELT1634, ACELT1635, ACELA1563, ACELA1564, ACELA1565, ACELT1639, ACELT1640, ACELT1812, ACELT1642, ACELT1643, ACELT1644, ACOKFH018, ACOKFH021, ACOKFH022, ACOKFH023, ACOKFH024, ACHGK070, ACHGK071, ACHGK077, ACHGK078, ACHGK079