Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak: The Complete Package for Readers and Leaders

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak: The Complete Package for Readers and Leaders

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by Marilyn Herbert
     
 

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It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial, Liesel steals her first book, The Grave Diggers Handbook. The remarkable thing is that Liesel cannot read. We follow Liesel through the war years, as she learns to…  See more details below

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It is 1939 and times are getting tough for everyone in Germany. Ten-year old Liesel and her brother are on their way to be adopted into a foster home, but sadly, the brother dies en route. After his burial, Liesel steals her first book, The Grave Diggers Handbook. The remarkable thing is that Liesel cannot read. We follow Liesel through the war years, as she learns to read, laugh, and play, to interact with family, friends and neighbors, and, most dramatically, to protect a Jew, named Max. Death is the extraordinary narrator of the novel. He spots Liesel and is fascinated with her. He hopes that the goodness she embodies will counteract the world’s tendency toward evil, especially in Nazi Germany. The small rebellions carried out by Liesel and a handful of others show that resistance to tyranny may be possible and that one individual can make a difference. Bookclub-in-a-Box has created a comprehensive guide to The Book Thief and includes the following reflections: How Death narrates a story about life; the moral and practical realities of individual rebellions against the Nazis; the power of books and storytelling, and much more. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897082812
Publisher:
Bookclub-in-a-Box
Publication date:
04/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
77
File size:
304 KB

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Marilyn Herbert, the creator of Bookclub-in-a-Box, located in Toronto, Canada, is an international speaker and writer. As a former teacher and school librarian, she adapts her education skills to the effective and thought-provoking consideration of literary fiction and film. Bookclub-in-a-Box has over sixty published guides for contemporary novels. The company was established in 2002 and has an international customer base and subscriber list. Our discussion guides offer an interactive, yet educational, platform for interpreting and enjoying modern fiction. They are ideal for use by book club members, teachers, students and all readers.

Adina Herbert, an avid reader and literary analyst, is currently a social worker in Toronto, Canada.

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