Table of Contents Plot Overview Death introduces himself as the narrator of the novel. The first time he saw the book thief, he says, was on a train. The next time he saw her was when he came for a pilot who had crashed his plane.
Death and Chocolate Death introduces himself as the narrator and describes the three times he saw "the book thief. Werner dies and Liesel and her mother disembark to bury him. At the funeral Liesel finds a book called The Grave Digger's Handbook in the snow, but she doesn't know how to read.
Liesel's mother drops her off in Molching, where Liesel moves in with foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann. Rosa is loud and insulting, but Hans wins Liesel's trust through his gentleness and support. Liesel has nightmares of her dead brother nightly, but Hans sits with her and comforts her.
She meets a boy named Rudy Steiner who idolizes the athlete Jesse Owens, and they become best friends. Rudy constantly asks Liesel to kiss him, but she always refuses. Hans discovers Liesel's book and starts giving her reading lessons in the basement.
Liesel steals a book from the fire. She is sure the mayor's wife sees her steal it. Rosa does the laundry for a number of wealthy townspeople, including the Mayor.
On a day soon after the book burning, Liesel has to deliver the laundry to the mayor's wife, Ilsa Hermann. Ilsa invites Liesel into her library and Liesel is amazed at the books.
She returns many times to read. Meanwhile, a young Jewish boxer named Max Vandenburg hides in a storage room for weeks.
A friend brings him an identity card hidden in a copy of Mein Kampf, Hitler's book. Max travels to Molching and finds the Hubermanns. The Hubermanns let Max in and hide him in the basement, where he starts to imagine boxing with Hitler. Max and Liesel share nightmares and soon become friends.
Ilsa Hermann quits the laundry service, and Liesel insults her. Later Liesel returns with Rudy and they start stealing books from Ilsa's library.
Max gets sick and falls into a coma, but he finally recovers to the joy of the household.Apr 14, · Powerful testament to humanity in Nazi Germany.
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The exposition of the book is when Liesel's mother is taking Liesel and Werner, her brother, to a foster family. In the train, Werner began coughing and he suddenly died. He is buried and by his graveside, Liesel steals her first book.
She gets to Himmel street and she meets her new family, Hans and Rosa Hubermann.
1. She meets her new foster parents. Markus Zusak is a year old author from Sydney, Australia. His books have won awards in many countries. His book, "The Book Thief" won the National Jewish Book Award. He wrote The Book Thief because his parents grew up in Nazi Germany and Austria.
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Death comes for her soul and shows her The Book Thief.