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Unformatted text preview: It is January 1939. The book thief, Liesel Meminger, and her six-year-old brother, Werner, are on a train to Munich with their mother. Liesel is nine, soon to be ten. She has a dream about Adolf Hitler, the Führer, and one of his powerful speeches. As she wakes from the dream, she sees that her brother is dead. The train stops for track repairs, and Liesel's mother exits the train with Werner in her arms. Liesel follows, as do the two guards who discuss what to do. They drop the three of them off at the next township, where Werner is buried two days later by a pair of gravediggers, one of whom is a young apprentice. The apprentice drops a book from his pocket, The Grave Digger's Handbook , and Liesel picks it up. She and her mother continue their journey to Munich, where they say good-bye. Frau Heinrich, a foster care woman, takes Liesel to a town called Molching to live on say good-bye....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07