Wolfe Brothers Books In Publication Order
- The Underdog (1999)
- Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2000)
- Getting the Girl (2001)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- When Dogs Cry (2001)
- I Am the Messenger / The Messenger (2002)
- The Book Thief (2005)
- Bridge of Clay (2018)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- This Is Push (2007)
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Markus Zusak Books Overview
From the bestselling author of THE BOOK THIEFBefore THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: The Underdog, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They’re intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben’s girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We’re proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to The Underdog, never before published in the United States. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won’t want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak’s stellar career.
Cameron and Ruben Wolfe come from a family clinging to the ragged edge of the working class. To make money, the boys hook up with a sleazy fight promoter who sees something marketable in the untrained brothers vulnerability. But the Wolfe brothers are fighting for more than tips and pay off money. It soon becomes a fight for identity, for dignity, and for each other.
Cameron Wolfe’s life gets very complicated when he falls for his brother’s girlfriend in this winning, wise novel from the dynamic author of FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE. Cameron Wolfe is the quiet one in his family, not a soccer star like his brother Steve or a charming fighter with a new girl every week like his brother Rube. Cam would give anything to be near one of those girls, to love her and treat her right. He especially likes Rube’s latest, Octavia, with her brilliant ideas and bright green eyes. But what woman like that would want a loser like him? Maybe Octavia would, Cam discovers. Maybe he’d even have something to say. And those maybes change everything: winning, loving, losing, the Wolfe brothers, and Cameron himself.
protect the diamondssurvive the clubsdig deep through the spadesfeel the hearts Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail. That’s when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting when necessary until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?A 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.
IT IS 1939. Na*zi GERMANY. THE COUNTRY IS HOLDING ITS BREATH. DEATH HAS NEVER BEEN BUSIER. AND WILL BECOME BUSIER STILL. Liesel Meminger and her younger brother are being taken by their mother to live with a foster family outside Munich. Liesel’s father was taken away on the breath of a single, unfamiliar word Kommunist and Liesel sees the fear of a similar fate in her mother’s eyes. On the journey, Death visits the young boy, and notices Liesel. It will be the first of many near encounters. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is ‘The Gravedigger’s Handbook,’ left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Na*zi book burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jewish fist fighter in their baseme*nt, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down. The Book Thief is a story about the power of words to make worlds. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award winning author Makus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Contributing authors: Patricia McCormick, Kevin Brooks, Chris Wooding, Markus Zusak, Brian James, Kristen Kemp,Eireann Corrigan, Christopher Krovatin, Billy Merrell, Matthue Roth, Kevin Waltman, Samantha Schutz, Coe Booth, Eddie de Oliveira, Tanuja Desai Hidier.