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 Book thief
 Author: Zusak, Markus


 Publisher:  Knopf
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 552 p., ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 984835 ISBN: 9781101934180
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Subjects:
 Books and reading -- Fiction
 Storytelling -- Fiction
 Death -- Fiction
 Jews -- Fiction
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
 Germany -- Fiction

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Price: $21.91

Summary:
Death relates the story of a young German girl whose story-telling talents help sustain her family, a Jewish man they are hiding, and their neighbors during World War II.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 106101
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 4.00
   Points: 26.0   Quiz: 39084

Awards:
 Michael L. Printz Honor, 2007

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Craft & Structure

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (01/15/06)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (05/06)
 The Hornbook (+) (03/06)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2006 Death is the narrator of this lengthy, powerful story of a town in Nazi Germany. He is a kindly, caring Death, overwhelmed by the souls he has to collect from people in the gas chambers, from soldiers on the battlefields, and from civilians killed in bombings. Death focuses on a young orphan, Liesl; her loving foster parents; the Jewish fugitive they are hiding; and a wild but gentle teen neighbor, Rudy, who defies the Hitler Youth and convinces Liesl to steal for fun. After Liesl learns to read, she steals books from everywhere. When she reads a book in the bomb shelter, even a Nazi woman is enthralled. Then the book thief writes her own story. There's too much commentary at the outset, and too much switching from past to present time, but as in Zusak's enthralling I Am the Messenger (2004), the astonishing characters, drawn without sentimentality, will grab readers. More than the overt message about the power of words, it's Liesl's confrontation with horrifying cruelty and her discovery of kindness in unexpected places that tell the heartbreaking truth. - Copyright 2006 Booklist.

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