The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

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The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

The Book Thief Author: Markus ZusakBy: Kayah Blaise

Liesel Meminger is a normal ten-year old girld who loves to read-to the point where she steals books! Liesel does not even konow how to read. While Liesel was attending her brother's burial she steals The Gravediggers Handbook from a young gravediggers coat. Liesel becomes reluctant on living with her new foster parents on 33 Himmel Street. Her new foster father Hans Hubermann immediately takes like on Liesel.

One night, while Liesel was having a nightmare about her brother dying on the train, Hans Hubermann finds The Gravediggers Handbook ubder Liesel's mattress. Hans Hubermann deceides to teach Liesel how to read and write. Later, On April 40, 1940, Adolf Hitler's birthday strange things happen where Liesel assumes that Adolf Hitler is behind her mother and father's disappearance and her brother's death.



Main Characters

.Liesel Meminger= The main star of the novel. Liesel is kind-hearted and a book thief she oves books very much to the point whereshe steals them.

Markus Zusak


This story takes place in World War II Germany. Most of the events in the story take place in the Hubermann home on 33 Himmel Street.

Markus Zusak is an Australian writer. He is well known for his best two young adult novels, The Book Thief and I am the Messenger. Mr. Zusak was given the Edwards Award in 2014 for his remarkable writing skill in his great novels. Mr.Zusak still continues to standout for his outstnding books.


Biblical Truths

The seventh of the ten commandments says the thou shall not steal. In this novel Liesel stole the Gravediggers handbook that did not belong to her.



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