Special 10th Anniversary edition with exclusive extra behind-the-scenes material from the author. It is 1939. In Nazi Germany, the country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier - and will become busier still. By her brother´s graveside, Liesel´s life is changed forever when she picks up a single object, abandoned in the snow. It is The Gravedigger´s Handbook, and this is her first act of book thievery. So begins Liesel´s love affair with books and words, and soon she is stealing from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor´s wife´s library ...wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times, and when Liesel´s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, nothing will ever be the same again. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.