The Book Thief

The Book Thief: Part 3 Reading Guide

The mayors library

who is the Mayor's wife? what does she know about liesel and what does she do for her?

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Ilsa Hermann, the mayor's wife, witnesses Liesel stealing a book from the book burning and invites Liesel into her home library to read. She gives Liesel a blank book and encourages her to write. She also leaves a window open so Liesel can sneak into the library.