The Book Thief (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Book Thief (B&N Exclusive Edition)

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by Markus Zusak
     
 
Exclusive Barnes & Noble Edition of The Book Thief

Includes a letter from the author, pages from his notebook, handwritten notes from the manuscript, original sketches, and a special gold foil jacket.

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, Markus Zusak's unforgettable

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Exclusive Barnes & Noble Edition of The Book Thief

Includes a letter from the author, pages from his notebook, handwritten notes from the manuscript, original sketches, and a special gold foil jacket.

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that will be in movie theaters on November 15, 2013, 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.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385755566
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.82(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Markus Zusak is best known as the author of the international young adult bestseller The Book Thief, which has sold nine million copies around the world and was adapted into the 2013 movie of the same name. Both The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger have been Michael J. Printz Honor Books and have received numerous other awards.

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The Book Thief (B&N Exclusive Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truely thought this was an unbelievably beautiful book. I never felt so close to fictional characters even though they were in a totally different world than mine. It's one of those books that just makes you look at life a little differently. It also made me start to think that books and words are more of a gift than they're anything else. I really recommend this book to middle schoolers (Like me) and hope everyone goes and sees the movie adaptation coming out this Friday, November 8th.
1973tommy More than 1 year ago
I have always kept this book close to my heart and my mind since I read it 4 or 5 years ago and I am so excited to see they are making a movie from the story. I saw the preview of the movie and can't wait. What a tremendous story of resolve and trying to find safety and love amidst Nazi Germany....Recommend it for everyone and will reread it again and again. Thank You
Allicyn More than 1 year ago
Seriously, The Book Thief is a book that everyone should read at least once in their life time. I don't care if it's not your genera or whatever, this book is life changing. It turns me into a sobbing mess every time I read it. But, don't get me wrong, it's not corny or cheesy, it's just amazingly beautiful. It's funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and eyeopening. And this new Collector's Edition is beautiful! I've already told all my friends to read this book, and I forced my mom to read it, and she's already passed my paperback copy on to a few of her co-workers. This book needs to be read by everyone. It's absolutely wonderful in a way that makes you hate it and love it all at the same time. The characters are flawless, and you'll fall in love with all of them, I promise you, and you'll want to hold them close to your heart and want to never let them go. Some of my absolute favorite literary characters live inside the pages of The Book Thief. And I know that that will never change. Seriously, just go read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. Beautiful and heartbreaking I read it from cover to cover barely putting it down. I will see the movie when its available but nothing beats the book. 
Grandmas_Garden More than 1 year ago
The best book I've read in a very long time. The author is creative, and yet offers some insights into what life was like during Nazi Germany. A story worth the time to read.
SandRE More than 1 year ago
The Book Thief is the best of young adult fiction because it mixes prior knowledge of history and literature with a twist. As a result even adults can relate and then discuss elements with their children maybe even moving the young reader toward the Diary of Ann Frank or Fahrenheit 451. I like to read books with a purpose beyond laughter or horror or romance and even though the Book Thief has all these elements, it is ultimately a book of survival and hope.
dbrswt More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read. I can not wait for my daughter to finish it so I can read it again! A definite plus to my book shelf. Thank you Marks Zusak for giving us different view of WW11.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WORTH READING!! I loved this book. it made me feel lots of different things. just wonderfull. i loved the good-nature in people in all circumstances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was phenomenal! It really takes you into what Nazi Germany was like, back to the destruction and diminishing of the Jews! I was gripped since the first chapter!  I recommend reading this book at some point in your life time! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story and a beautiful hardcover book to hold and savor!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A novel for all ages, adult and young adult. We read this novel in our college summer reading program, and it was an instant favorite of many of our students. There's lots of ways of looking at the horror of WW2, but Zusak's inventive approach was a thrill to read. I tough novel for sure in many of its sections, especially near the end, but if you want to understand the miracle of what we call "children," then you have to push through it. I must admit, it stopped me a couple of times. The narrator, I believe, is a must in how Zusak used him to bring some relief to the very tough main story. I think this is the heart of the novel - how can you present this wonderful story without beating down your reader with the sights and sounds of this time period? A true classic and deserving of its New York Times best seller list. A recommended novel for our Children's Literature class. Arabesque
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought a book couldn't get this good , ever. The Book Thief takes place during the holocaust in Germany. You feel so close to the characters . You learn to love Max Vandenberg. To get used to mama and eventually love every character .
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greenskinns More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and the movie adaptation was very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is life changing. Chances are that you heard of this book and you already think of it as a text book type of a book. However, it's anything but a textbook. Markus Zusak is an incredibly gifted writer. He's one of those writers who have the capability of creating, not just a story, but a world. When you read this book you feel an enormous amount of empathy towards all the characters. When they're happy, you're happy. When they're sad, you're sad. Not only that, but this "death", the narrator, doesn't sugarcoat anything. Even though it's setting is during a heartbreaking period, it's story is straight up and truthful. Also, Markus Zusak incorporates humor into the story, giving it a happier, or as happy as it can get, more lighthearted feel. This has become one of my favorite books. It teaches you the importance of living in the moment and the value of books and words. Of course, there are so many other lessons in it :) And even though it's a longer book, it's a very quick read. I don't even read a lot of historical fiction, but I couldn't stop reading. Please consider reading this book, I promise you won't be disappointed. It's a timeless book and even if you're ninety or if you ten, you will love this book. Thanks for reading my review, I know it's super long. 
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Pearl5JB More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful book! One that stays with you and you find yourself thinking about the story and characters throughout your day. A must read !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is difficult to think of anything I could add to the previous reviews of this book. I agree that it is one of the warmest, most beautiful books I have ever read I want to hold on to it forever, just to have it and touch it over and over again. After reading the paperback edition I forwarded it to a friend and purchased the hard back 'exclusive' edition. That I was very disappointed with. It is not what was advertised. It does NOT have a gold embossed cover and the 'original' notes and drawings are actually printed, bound copies not original notes from the author. So to me it is no more 'exclusive' than the paperback edition.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Markcus Zusak knows how to combine words to create an exeptional story! 
S_D1970 More than 1 year ago
One of the most beautiful books I have ever read. So terribly sad, yet so heartwarming and beautiful at the same time. I could read this again and again. Do yourself a favor and read this. Now.
AliRose More than 1 year ago
Death, the Perfect Narrator for this story taking place inside Hitler's Germany. The BOOK THIEF starts stealing books before she knows how to read. All characters are finely written - it's one of those books you don't really want to finish, but you need to know what becomes of the Book Thief. Very haunting - I can understand why it won all kinds of awards!