Name:_________________________________Date:___________________The Book Thief– Part 1 Guided Reading Questions“Arrival on Himmel Street”1.What is the book thief’s name? What is her brother’s name? Describe the setting.How old is she at this time?2.“When it came down to it, one of them called the shots.The other did what hewas told.The question is, what if theotheris a lot more than one?” (Zusak 23).Explain the larger metaphor behind this quote.**Hint** Think of the time periodwhen the book takes place.Who could this be referring to?3.What falls from the grave digger apprentice’s pocket without his knowledge?What does Liesel do with the object?4.Why are the Memingers on the train? Liesel’s ultimate destination is______________________.5.To what does Himmel translate? How is this ironic?6.Identify & describe Liesel’s foster parents.7.What might the reader infer from the final sentence in the chapter?
“Growing up a Saumensch”8.How many books made up the story of Liesel’s life?