The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

My summer reading project

I did the storyboard approach to this project, so i picked 5 pictures and described what is occurring and why it is important to the story.I read the book thief and picked five major scenes from the book/movie to describe; i think that the scnes better show the progression of the book and maakes it more clear to someone who didnt read the b

Liesel's first book

The gravedigger's handbook is the first book that Liesel steals. While attending her brother burial (he died on the train ride there), she spots the book laying in the snow by the grave. Liesel quickly picks it up and takes it with her. This first book lays the foundation that will support her entire adventure with stealing books in the rest of the book.

Liesel's s second book

While attending a book burning on Hitler's birthday, Liesel is filled with anger and dark hatred; so she steals one of the few books that survived the raging flames. this is a very important part of the story because this shows Liesel the many opportunities to steal books, it also gave the encouragement to continue stealing and reading the books. this also plays into a later part of the book that involves Hans and a Jewish fist-fighter.

The mayor's library

Liesel delivers laundry to the mayors house every week, and on one of her trips she steals a book. But she soon starts to think that the mayor's wife saw her steal the book so she doesn't want to go back and face her. now, the mayor's wife did indeed see Liesel steal the book, but is waiting for he perfect chance to approach Liesel. when she decides that the time is right she shows Liesel her entire library, which had row upon row of books. This turns into Liesel's favorite place to go in here free time.

The Jewish fist-fighter

Liesel's foster dad , Hans, has an old friend that comes to stay with them because he is enduring hard times. Being Jewish, his man had a very hard life to survive through; it doesn't help that he lives in Nazi, Germany in the middle of WW2. This man, Max, travels to Hans's house and begins to stay in their basement once he is well again. He quickly becomes Liesel's best friend and best kept secret, thy spent most of their time in the basement reading and learning more about each other. Eventually, he gets caught and must go to a concentration camp, meaning that he will b paraded in the streets with many other Jews, while soldiers encourage people to mock and spit at them. Liesel see's Max and tries to call to him, but she gets yelled at and told to back off; her dad tries to defend her but he gets hit and kicked for trying to defend a Jew.

Kiss of death

This book is set during WW2 Nazi Germany, so there are many bombings and bomb raid drills throughout the second half of the book. The most tragic, however,was the surprise raid no one wanted. The small town Liesel had been staying in didn't get a warning about the air strike that was about to destroy her town. although Liesel remained safe, her foster parents and Rudy died. Of course Liesel breaks down in tears and finally kisses Rudy, only after he cannot return the kiss.

“He must have longed for it so much. He must have loved her so incredibly hard. So hard that he would never ask for her lips again and would go to his grave without them.”

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

"The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief