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The book thief

Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Melbourne : Vision Australia Information and Library Service, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breath of a single, unfamiliar word - Kommunist - and Liesel sees the fear of a similar fate in her mother's eyes. On the journey, Death visits  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Zusak
OCLC Number: 225623552
Notes: Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge.
Unabridged.
This item has been produced using the Unified English Braille Code (UEB).
Winner: Kathleen Mitchell Award, 2006.
Shortlisted: Commonwealth Writer's Prize, 2006.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 7 v. of Braille ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: Markus Zusak.

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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel's father was taken away on the breath of a single, unfamiliar word - Kommunist - and Liesel sees the fear of a similar fate in her mother's eyes. On the journey, Death visits the young boy, and notices Liesel. It will be the first of many near encounters. By her brother's graveside, Liesel'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 accordion-playing 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 Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up, and closed down.

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