It is 1939, Nazi germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier and will become busier still. These are dangerous times, when Leisel's foster family hides a Jewish fist- fighter in their basement, Leisel's world is both opened up, and closed down.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Waterstones Newcomer of the Year Award 2008.
Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Children's Book of the Year 2007.
Shortlisted for YoungMinds Book Award 2007.
Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2006.