About this book
A macabre story set in 1939 in Nazi Germany, and narrated by Death. Simultaneously published in adult's and children's editions, it was a "New York Times" #1 bestseller in hardback. It's a tale about the power of words and the ability of books to feed the soul, and has had huge critical acclaim. Ages: 12+. 'It is an important piece of work, but also a wonderful page-turner.' "The Guardian"
It is 1939. In Nazi Germany, the country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier - and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed forever when she picks up a single object, abandoned in the snow. It is "The Gravedigger's Handbook", and this is her first act of book thievery.
|Random House Children's Books|