Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

(Fiction, 560 pp. 2006)

An orphaned girl, who steals books even before she knows how to read them, comes to live with a foster family, who turn out to be hiding a Jew in their basement.  

  • Discussion questions and interview with Markus Zusak (from publisher)
  • Kirkus review
  • Review by Janet Maslin, New York Times, March 27, 2006
  • Review by John Green, New York Times, May 14, 2006
  • Review by John M. Formy-Duval, About.com Contemporary Literature.
  • Main characters (from Wikipedia)
  • About the author
  • Interview with Markus Zukas (4 min. video)