80 pages 2 hours read

Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2005

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Prologue and Part 1

Reading Check

1. Who is introduced as the Narrator of the story?

2. The narrator recalls the three times that he encounters the Book Thief, as well as the three corresponding colors from his memory. What are these colors? Why is the combination of these three colors significant?

3. List three major events that happen in Liesel’s life during the first chapter.

Multiple Choice

1. Based on her reaction to her arrival on Himmel Street, what can be inferred about Liesel’s feelings toward her new residence in Molching?

A) She is reluctant to meet the Hubermanns.

B) She is very excited to start a new life.

C) She is nervous about pleasing the Hubermanns.

D) She is angry because she does not like this family.

2. What is one of the first facts the narrator shares about Rudy Steiner?

A) his unfailing love for Liesel

B) his passion for the Hitler Youth meetings

C) his desire to join the Nazi Party and fight in the German army

D) his lemon-yellow-colored hair

3. Based on the description of Frau Diller and her corner shop, what can we infer about her political affiliation?