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The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak / Prezi made by: Tyler Patton

Tyler Patton

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak
Prezi by: Tyler Patton

The Book Thief

:too enthusiastic in
attitude and

:done in a planned
and deliberate way
usually by several or
many people
:to spoil the
attractiveness of

:the act or process of
freeing someone or
something from someone else's control
"She hadn't learned to speak too well, or even to read, as she rarely frequented school. The reason for that she would find out in due course" (21).

Important Passages
This is a very startling event in the story. Liesel is nine, going to be a fourth grader, and hasn't even learned how to read yet.
-Street soccer
-Neighborhood reading club
Saumench (pig)
-Listening to the
"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence"
-Mark Twain
Most likely to be:
An author
"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust"
-Jesse Owens
Saukerl (Stupid)
Most likely to be:
A professional athlete
-Street Soccer
-Listening to
the Accordion
"Through the overcast sky, I looked up and saw the tin-can planes. I watched their stomachs open and the bombs drop casually out. They were off target, of course. They were often off target" (497).
Important Passages
Year Book of 1939 Hitler Youth
Liesel Meminger
Year Book of 1939 Hitler Youth
Rudy Steiner
Important Passages
"There was a young man standing in the kitchen. The key in his hand felt like it was rusting into his palm. He didn't speak anything like hello or please help, or any other such expected sentence. He asked two questions. 'Hans Hubermann? Do you still play the accordion?'" (173).

This event is important to the plot line. Max, a Jewish man, arrives at the Hubermann's in need of help. Max's father worked with Hans Hubermann and taught him how to play the accordion. The line, "Do you still play the accordion" means will you still help me.
This event is also important to the plot. It is the end of Himmel Street and Liesel's house. She has to figure out what to do next with no family.
loving son and the
beloved brother of Liesel.
He died of an unknown sudden illness at 6 years of age in January of 1939. Werner loved being with his sister and was looking forward to being with his foster family. He also enjoyed playing soccer with his sister in their free time. He was traveling on a train to his new foster parents in Molching, Germany when he passed away. Funeral services were held train side in a town in Germany in route to Molching.
Character Map
Figurative Language
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Quick Overview

-Liesel: Main Character, is 9 years old
-Werner: Liesel's brother, is 6 years old
-Rosa & Hans Hubbermann: Foster parents
-Rudy Steiner: Neighbor who likes Liesel, is 10 years old
-The fictional town of Molching, Germany
during World War II
:the act of plotting
:secret, complicated, and clever plans and actions intended to achieve a goal
:having so many difficulties that you feel as if you are being attacked from every direction
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