Plot[ edit ] In Februarya voice representing Death tells about how the young Liesel Meminger has piqued his interest.
Liesel and Werner are being taken to the small town of Molching, just outside of Munich, Germany, to live with foster parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann. Werner dies on the train of mysterious causes having to do with poverty, hunger, cold, and lack of medical treatment.
Liesel is reluctant to enter the Hubermann house on Himmel Street, but is coaxed by her foster father, Hans, to whom she takes an immediate liking. She also meets Rudy Steiner, who is soon to be her best friend not to mention her partner in book and food thievery.
This is what inspires him to begin teaching her to read. When Liesel learns to write, she begins composing letters to her mother, but these letters go unanswered. Finally, we find out that her mother has disappeared.
She finds the mound of literature being burned fascinating but super-disturbing. Now that she Book thief read and write, she has come to Book thief great value in books and words. When Liesel hears a Nazi spokesman calling for death to communists as well as Jews, a light bulb goes off.
The only thing she knows about her father is that he was accused of being a communist. This is a dangerous conflict for a young girl in Nazi Germany.
Hans warns her against voicing her anti-Hitler opinions in public. This conflict helps drive Liesel to steal her second book, The Shoulder Shrug, from the burning pile of books. Now, that son is twenty-two and is hiding from the Nazis. His name is Max, and Hans is his last hope for survival.
When the desperately starving and exhausted young man arrives, Hans and Rosa hide him in their home. Liesel is amazed to see her courage and her softness. Hiding a Jewish person in your home during World War II is one of the bravest and most frightening things a German person could do.
It means a constant state of paranoia for all involved. But, above all, it means friendship for the residents of the Hubermann home Ilsa saw Liesel steal the The Shoulder Shrug. She also pays Rosa to do her laundry. Everything changes in October of when "The parade of Jews" Hans feels compelled to offer one of the Jewish prisoners a piece of bread and is whipped along with the prisoner by a Nazi guard.
Now Hans is desperately afraid the Nazis will search his house and find Max, so he sends Max away that very night. His house is never searched, and Hans berates himself constantly, waiting to be punished for his mistake.
In fact, they are coming for Rudy, who has recently shown himself to be a great student and athlete. The Gestapo wants to take Rudy to a special training school. His parents protest and essentially make a trade. Rudy stays home, but his father, Alex Steiner, is conscripted into the military and has to leave home.
Around this time, Hans is also conscripted, as punishment for giving the Jewish man bread. With Hans and Max gone, Liesel does her best to go on. She reads to the residents of Himmel Street in the bomb shelter during air raids, steals with Rudy, and helps Rosa. He broke his leg in a bus accident, and his sergeant is transferring him back to Munich.
In August ofLiesel sees Max again. She walks with him in the procession. Liesel learns that he was captured some six months earlier, about five months after he left the house on Himmel Street. Rudy stops Liesel from following Max any further and possibly saves her life.
Ilsa presents her with a blank book, and Liesel begins writing the story of her life, called The Book Thief. Everybody she loves dies while they sleep. Since Liesel has nobody left, the police hold her, not sure what to do with her.
Soon Ilsa Hermann arrives and takes her in for a time. Alex Steiner comes home soon after, and Liesel spends time with him.The Book Thief is one of those movies.
Directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey, North & South) from a screenplay by Michael Petroni (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys) adapted from the novel of the same name by Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief does not lend itself to easy categorization.
Markus Zusak is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and LA Times Book Award finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief.
He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children/5(K). 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. And the third time was after a . Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on March 26, "The Book Thief is unsettling and unsentimental, yet ultimately poetic.
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The Book Thief is a World War II war drama film directed by Brian Percival and starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak and adapted by Michael Petroni.