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HERE IS A SMALL FACT:YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with her foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.SOME MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.It's a small story, about:a girlan accordionistsome fanatical Germansa Jewish fist fighterand quite a lot of thievery.ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW:DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.--back cover