The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief Resources
Your spot for the latest on Markus Zusak and The Book Thief.
This website has some interesting information. It's fun to compare it with the US site.
This site provides concise information and is a great quick reference for many of the events alluded to in the novel.
We can't recommend this site enough if you are interested in the propaganda aspect of the Holocaust. Loaded with visual material, writings, and speeches, it helps us see the world that Liesel and her friends were living in.
If you want some background information on Rudy Steiner's "Jessie Owens Incident," this is a good place to start.
Interactive slideshow about how the Nazi Party indoctrinated the German youth, including educating German children and the Hitler Youth organizations that we hear about in The Book Thief. Scroll over and click on images for more information. This is only a small portion of the USHMM's exhibit on Nazi propaganda – the rest of the exhibit is definitely worth checking out too.
This site has lots of information about the Holocaust. A great source for your papers.
A provocative look at World War II, from PBS.
Read about why, when, and how Markus Zusak writes.
Our author muses about Death, the writing process, and so much more.
Janet Maslin's review of the novel for the New York Times.
A review from Philip Ardagh for the Guardian.
A negative review of the novel for Times Online.
An interview with Markus Zusak on ABC News.
Purchase and download the Audiobook from Random House Audio
Zusak is about to steal a book!
On this cover, Death is shown looking like Death specifically says he doesn't look. What's the deal with that?
This one is very visually appealing, and shows Death with his trademark black hoodie-robe, which he admits to wearing, but only when it's cold.
This one is the standard American book cover.