I Am the Messenger


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$16.95  $15.59
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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5.9 X 8.54 X 1.26 inches | 1.18 pounds

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About the Author

Markus Zusak is the international bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief and most recently, Bridge of Clay. His work is translated into more than forty languages, and has spent more than a decade on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing Zusak as one of the most successful authors to come out of Australia.
All of Zusak's books - including earlier titles, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, When Dogs Cry (also titled Getting the Girl), and The Messenger (or I am the Messenger) - have been awarded numerous honors around the world, ranging from literary prizes to readers choice awards to prizes voted on by booksellers.
In 2013, The Book Thief was made into a major motion picture, and in 2018 was voted one of America's all-time favorite books, achieving the 14th position on the PBS Great American Read. Also in 2018, Bridge of Clay was selected as a best book of the year in publications ranging from Entertainment Weekly to the Wall Street Journal.
Markus Zusak grew up in Sydney, Australia, and still lives there with his wife and two children.


"Funny and gripping." --The Miami Herald

"Both serious and funny, touching and exciting." --The Salt Lake Tribune

"Fresh and thought-provoking." --The Grand Rapids Press

"Raucous, poignant, and at times laugh-out-loud funny." --BookPage

"Compulsively readable." --Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Unpretentious, well conceived, and appropriately raw." --School Library Journal, Starred

"Zusak outdoes himself here." --The Bulletin, Starred

"Zusak succeeds brilliantly." --Booklist, Starred

"Funny, engrossing, and suspenseful." --KLIATT, Starred