The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief is a 2005 historical novel by Australian author Markus Zusak and is his most popular work.
Markus Frank Zusak is an Australian writer. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger, two novels for young adults which have been international best-sellers and was translated into several languages.
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.