The Question and Answer section for The Book Thief is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia on June 23, 1975. His parents are Helmut and Lisa Zusak.
I believe Liesel was ten by the time the Hubermanns took Max in. She was nine when she arrived on Himmel Street.
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