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The #1 New York Times Bestseller is Now Available as an Enhanced eBook with Exclusive Material to Coincide with the Motion Picture Theatrical Release from Twentieth Century Fox

Since its publication in March 2006, THE BOOK THIEF has become an international phenomenon beloved by readers around the world. It has spent 380 weeks and counting on the New York Times bestseller list and sold 8.5 million copies worldwide. Now, published to coincide with Twentieth Century Fox’s major motion picture adaptation, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers will release an enhanced eBook edition including a wide range of additional material, priced at $10.99, on November 18, 2013. Perfect for new readers and collectors alike, this special eBook edition includes:

  • The full text of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief novel
  • An exclusive video welcome to the enhanced edition from Markus Zusak
  • The official movie trailer for The Book Thief
  • Video featurettes with actors Sophie Nélisse and Geoffrey Rush
  • Clips from the film embedded in the original text
  • A video interview with Markus Zusak

Much of the video content provided in THE BOOK THIEF enhanced eBook is material that can only be found in this edition, and readers will be fully immersed in the world of The Book Thief, with both Zusak’s text and this special video content to supplement the story.

The beloved internationally bestselling book The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. For Liesel, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events that surround her. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist—books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Narrated by the poetic and haunting voice of Death, this remarkable story explores the power of words and their ability to incite, to destroy and also to heal. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.

MARKUS ZUSAK is the author of I Am the Messenger, a Printz Honor Book and Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist, and the international bestseller, The Book Thief, which has been translated into over thirty languages around the world. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and children.


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