Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age Range: 9-12 years
Book theme: Orphans & Foster Homes
Author: Markus Zusak
Street Date: September 23, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-6633
DON'T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK'S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. Two award-winning modern classics from #1 New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak!The Book Thief affirms the ability of books to feed the soul even in the bleakest of times in a story the New York Times described as "brilliant. . . . the kind of book that can be life-changing." It is 1939. Nazi Germany. 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. I Am the Messenger is a Printz Honor-winning novel and recipient of five starred reviews that tells the story of Ed Kennedy, an underage cabdriver without much of a future. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission? Discover the enormous talent that is Marcus Zusak in this extraordinary collection that showcases the intensity and heart inherent in his storytelling.