The Book Thief Setting & Symbolism

Markus Zusak
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The Grave Digger's Handbook

The Grave Digger's Handbook is the first book Liesel steals. Liesel takes this book from the cemetery where her brother is buried.

The Shoulder Shrug

The Shoulder Shrug is the second book Liesel steals. Liesel takes this book from a bonfire designed to burn books that go against the philosophy of the Nazi party. Liesel's theft is witnessed by Ilsa Hermann, the mayor's wife.

The Whistler

The Whistler is a book that Liesel reads every time she goes to Ilsa's library. Ilsa tries to give Liesel this book, but she refuses it. Liesel finally returns to Ilsa's library, breaks in through the window, and steals it.

The Dream Carrier

The Dream Carrier is the second book Liesel steals from Ilsa Hermann's library.

The Complete Duden Dictionary and Thesaurus

The Duden Dictionary is a dictionary that Ilsa leaves for Liesel when she comes to steal...

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