She is whipped, and Rudy has to hold her down to keep her from going back for more punishment. Instead Max also subverts Nazism by physically whitewashing the pages of Mein Kampf and painting an entirely different story over them. During that time Max cuts out some pages from Mein Kampf and paints them white. Max, ridden with guilt, reluctantly leaves without his family, whom he'll never see again. They share the details of their nightmares, and Max plans to make a gift for Liesel's birthday. This is how she becomes a book thief. Liesel is immediately intrigued by Max simply because he has a book with him.
Rudy and Liesel walk to school as usual, and Rudy first mentions a sadistic Hitler Youth leader named. Death meets the young girl, Liesel and her mother as he takes the soul of Liesel's brother. In 1935, Max loses his job for being a Jew. Every time they march, Liesel watches for Max Vandenburg. One day a man comes into the business asking for Liesel. Liesel crawls next to him and falls asleep.
Rosa gives Liesel a book called The Word Shaker, which Max made for her. Hans Hubermann is the one to give the news to Frau Holtzapfel. Death ends the story by telling us about Liesel Meminger's death, how she lived a long life in Sydney with her husband, three children, and many grandchildren. Instead, Liesel breaks into Ilsa's library and steals it. Liesel and Hans in their own ways were learning to break the rules to help themselves and others. It also shows the generosity of Hans Hubermann when he paints the shutters for little to no money. The text of Mein Kampf, riveted with attacks on the Jewish race, peeks through under a story about the friendship between a hidden Jew and a German girl.
In it, Max describes a girl who is able to use words like some of Hitler's most skilled word shakers, but she uses her words to help her friend and remove small bits of hate from a forest dominated by cruelty. Hans and Rosa give Max a place to stay. Liesel Meminger travels by train to Munich with her brother and mother. Summary Rosa gives Max some of her pea soup and stands beside him with a look of triumph. Pages From the Basement Painting over his copy of Mein Kampf, Max creates a book for Liesel called The Standover Man. The air raids were also interesting.
He asks Hans if he still plays the accordion, and Hans says yes. On her birthday she gives Max a hug, in return he makes her a book about how all his life he was afraid of men standing over him, but now he knows a girl standing over him is a friend, because she was there when he woke up in Hans' house. She gets up and enters the parade again, reciting words from The Word Shaker. Max tells her he sees himself waving goodbye to his family, and Liesel tells him about her brother. The rest of the men are all killed. Alex Steiner is relieved of duty after he hears about the bombings and finds Liesel.
Liesel saw herself as a coward. As a way to keep her distracted from her dreams, Hans begins to teach Liesel how to read the book. Liesel comes up with the idea to go to the mayor's home to steal the book that Ilsa Hermann had previously offered her. Max gives the book to Liesel a couple of days after her birthday, and she reads it multiple times before going to visit him in the basement. He tells her stories and plays his accordion, and at one home they even share a glass of champagne with the residents. Trudy is not told about Max. Rosa, the book tells us, is good in a crisis, and the opportunity for action brings out her best qualities.
Erik taught Hans to play. She continues to play with Rudy and go to school, all while keeping Max a secret and listening to his stories about his past at night. They compare nightmares, and Liesel decides she is old enough to cope with hers without Hans staying with her anymore. Then, one day a few weeks later, the mayor's wife invited Liesel into her home. For the first time, Max sees Liesel, and Hans tells him not to worry because she's a 'good girl. He spends his other hours in the basement with little to do, so he decides to start doing push-ups and sit-ups.
Hans explains in detail what would happen if she did: Hans would burn Liesel's books, Liesel would be taken away, and Hans, Rosa, and Max would all be taken away and never return. It is the mayor's wife who saw Liesel take the book at the bonfire and now she allows Liesel to read books from her library. Perhaps, like Liesel, you've also had a job or been responsible for completing chores. During the winter, Max sleeps in the living room in front of the fire. Death narrates the story of Liesel Meminger, beginning when she is nine years old and suffering from the death of her brother and separation from her mother. The Sleeper Max sleeps for three days and sleep-talks through a nightmare. Liesel's Lecture The first night that Max is in the house he sleeps in the bed next to Liesel.
He offers to do anything he can for the family, and doesn't hear from them for many years. Hans promised Frau Vandenburg that if she ever needed something, she could contact him. Liesel is watching the prisoners being marched through town and. After many attempts, one day they find an open window. Hans promised to do anything he could for this man's wife and son, so when Max needs a place to hide from the government, Hans opens his home to him.
He insists that, for everyone's safety, he must sleep in the basement. GradeSaver, 30 November 2009 Web. The story is of a bird who is scared of men standing over him: the plot is identical to Max's own life. Soon Ilsa catches on to what Liesel is doing and begins leaving gifts for her, including a dictionary she hopes will help Liesel understand what she is reading. Max briefly considers giving the book, his only possession, to Liesel for her birthday, but likens that to a lamb handing a knife to a butcher. To celebrate the Führer's birthday, the people of Molching gather for a bonfire during which they burn enemy propaganda, including books.