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Altoona Area Public Library YA ZUS (Text) 33240003914283 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Altoona Area Public Library YA ZUS (Text) 33240005289742 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Altoona Area Public Library ZUS (Text) 33240004636364 Adult Fiction Available -
Claysburg Area Public Library YAF Zus (Text) 1OCLA000581152 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Hollidaysburg Area Public Library YAF Zus 2005 (Text) 10HOL00006293/ Young Adult Fiction Checked Out 05/23/2021
Hollidaysburg Area Public Library YAF Zus 2006 (Text) 10HOL000139471 Young Adult Fiction Checked Out 06/10/2021
Roaring Spring Community Library YAF Zus (Text) 1OROA00104122A Young Adult Fiction Available -
Tyrone-Snyder Public Library F Zusa (Text) 1OTYR000346166 Adult Fiction Available -
  Presented by Skip & Tony Androski. ; Donated in memory of Dr. Richard McClain.
  Memorial books.
Williamsburg Public Library FIC ZUS (Text) 110WIL00646148 Young Adult Fiction Checked Out 05/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 0375831002
  • ISBN: 9780375831003
  • ISBN: 0375931007
  • ISBN: 9780375931000
  • ISBN: 9780375842207
  • ISBN: 0375842209
  • ISBN: 9781480624894
  • ISBN: 1480624896
  • ISBN: 9780606346566
  • ISBN: 0606346562
  • ISBN: 9780385754729
  • ISBN: 0385754728
  • ISBN: 9780756984403
  • ISBN: 0756984408
  • Physical Description: 552 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : A mountain range of rubble. Death and chocolate -- Beside the railway line -- The eclipse -- The flag -- Part one : The Grave Digger's Handbook. Arrival on Himmel Street -- Growing up a Saumensch -- The woman with the iron fist -- The kiss (A childhood decision maker) -- The Jesse Owens incident -- The other side of sandpaper -- The smell of friendship -- The heavyweight champion of the school-yard -- Part two : The shoulder shrug. A girl made of darkness -- The joy of cigarettes -- The town walker -- Dead letters -- Hitler's birthday, 1940 -- 100 percent pure German sweat -- The gates of thievery -- Book of fire -- Part three : Mein Kampf. The way home -- The mayor's library -- Enter the struggler -- The attributes of summer -- The Aryan shopkeeper -- The struggler, continued -- Tricksters -- The struggler, concluded -- Part four : The standover man. The accordionist (The secret life of Hans Hubermann) -- A good girl -- A short history of the Jewish fist fighter -- The wrath of Rosa -- Liesel's lecture -- The sleeper -- The swapping of nightmares -- Pages from the basement -- Part five : The whistler. The floating book (Part 1) -- The gamblers (a seven-sided die) -- Rudy's youth -- The losers -- Sketches -- The whistler and the shoes -- Three acts of stupidity by Rudy Steiner -- The floating book (Part 2) -- Part six : The dream carrier. Death's diary : 1942 -- The snowman -- Thirteen presents -- Fresh air, an old nightmare, and what to do with a Jewish corpse -- Death's diary : Cologne -- The visitor -- The Schmunzeler -- Death's diary : the Parisians -- Part seven : The complete Duden dictionary and thesaurus. Champagne and accordions -- The trilogy -- The sound of sirens -- The sky stealer -- Frau Holtzapfel's offer -- The long walk to Dachau -- Peace -- The idiot and the coat men -- Part eight : The word shaker. Dominoes and darkness -- The thought of Rudy naked -- Punishment -- The promise keeper's wife -- The collector -- The bread eaters -- The hidden sketchbook -- The anarchist's suit collection -- Part nine : The last human stranger. The next temptation -- The cardplayer -- The snows of Stalingrad -- The ageless brother -- The accident -- The bitter taste of questions -- One toolbox, one bleeder, one bear -- Homecoming -- Part ten : The book thief. The end of the world (Part 1) -- The ninety-eighth day -- The war maker -- Way of the words -- Confessions -- Ilsa Hermann's little black book -- The rib-cage planes -- The end of the world (Part 2) -- Epilogue : The last color. Death and Liesel -- Wood in the afternoon -- Max -- The handover man.
Summary, etc.:
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Target Audience Note:
730L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 5.1 18 18 106101
Reading Counts! 4.0.
Reading Counts RC High School 4 26 Quiz: 39084 Guided reading level: NR.
Awards Note:
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007
Notable Book for a Global Society award winner, 2007
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2007
Sydney Taylor, 2007
Subject: Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Death (Personification) > Fiction.
Jews > Germany > History > 1933-1945 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction > Young adult.
Young adult fiction.
War fiction.
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