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The Book Thief 10 editions

Cover of: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
About the Book

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found.But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down. The Book Thief is a story about the power of words and the ability of books to feed the soul.

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a mountain range of rubble

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10 editions First published in 2005

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2005, Picador
The book thief
in English
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2006, Alfred A. Knopf
The Book Thief
E-book in English - Anniversary Edition
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2006, Alfred A. Knopf
The book thief
in English - 1st American ed.
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2006, Thorndike Press
The book thief
in English - Large print ed.
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2007, Lumen
La ladrona de libros
in Spanish - 3a ed.
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2007, Alfred A. Knopf
The Book Thief
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2007, 木馬文化事業股份有限公司
偷書賊
in Chinese
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2008, Random House Publishing Group
The Book Thief
eBook in English
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2009, Random House Children's Books
The Book Thief
E-book in English
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2013, Black Swan
The Book Thief
Paperback in English

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