Links to the publishers page for the author Markus Zusak and the book.
NPR Interview with Markus Zusak about the Book Thief Call Me Death: Odd Narrator of a Girl's Story
Links to the Jewish Virtual Library
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Movie Version
In the book the man living in the basement paints over the pages of a book telling his own story.
The main character defines her life by the books that she has stolen.
Links to the CIA World Fact Book entry on Germany. This is the setting of the book.
Wikipedia article on the personification of death in various different cultures and countries.