The book, which was a New York Times bestseller and has been made into a major motion picture, is set in 1939 in Nazi Germany and tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich, who discovers books, learns to read with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. The New York Times book reviewer called the book, "Brilliant and hugely ambitious…It's the kind of book that can be life changing."
Markus Zusak is an Australian writer and the author of five books, including "The Book Thief," which has been translated into more than forty languages. His first three books, "The Underdog," "Fighting Ruben Wolfe" and "When Dogs Cry," released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally and garnered a number of awards and honors in his native Australia, and the United States.
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