The Book Thief: Film Guide

The Book Thief
The Book Thief

Ages

11–14

Duration

Short (1-4 activities)

Related calendar events

World Book Day
2 March

A film guide that looks at The Book Thief (2013) which tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War Two Germany.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including History, Citizenship, Politics, Literacy, PSHE Education and Religious Education in addition to highlighting themes surrounding family and friendships, life and death, refugees and immigration, racism and prejudice, child safety, community, ethics and war.

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The Book Thief
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The Book Thief Film Guide

A short .pdf of activities focusing on The Book Thief.

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Reporter Molly talks to the director of The Book Thief, Brian Percival and
Video

Interview with Emily Watson and Brian Percival

The Book Thief Interview with actress Emily Watson and director Brian Perci

Duration: 3:19 mins

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This Resource Supports

  • Literacy
  • English
  • History
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Education
  • Languages
  • German
  • PSHE Education
  • Politics

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