We now come into a little in Nazi Germany during the start of World War Two where Liesel Meminger holds her greatest secrets of the books that she would steal from the Nazi fire. This little German town is where the idea of the book thief was born.
On the train was Liesel Meminger and her mother. They both are crying with the great loss of her brother who died on the train form a great sickness.
He's gone Ma! He's really gone!
I know Liesel, your brother is gone. (Sop) GONE!!!
After the death of her brother. Liesel found herself moving in with a foster family because her mother did not think it was safe for her to stay with her.
Yes Ma, my name is Liesel Meminger.
You will call me Ma and you will call him Pa. Understand?
Liesel has nightmares about her brothers death every night. Her foster father would come in every night to calm her and they would read together. This is the very begining of the midnight reading lessons in the basement.
My brother, NO!
It is okay Liesel. It was just a bad dream.
One night, a strange man that Liesel has never seen before came up to the house and asked if he could hide out in their basement. The strange man was a Jew that her foster father new the Jews father.
Are you good down there? Do you need anything?
Of course Liesels faster parents diside to take him in and hide him from the Nazi's. They told Liesel not to tell anyone that they are hiding a Jew in their basement.
I am good and I do not need anything. Thank you for taking me into your home.