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Once : The Felix and Zelda Series : Book 1 - Morris Gleitzman

Once

The Felix and Zelda Series : Book 1

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Published: 1st August 2005
For Ages: 13+ years old
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Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them—straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland.

To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him. Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library. But as Felix's journey gets increasingly dangerous, he begins to see horrors that not even stories can explain.

Despite his grim surroundings, Felix never loses hope. Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humor.

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman has been a fashion-industry trainee, frozen-chicken defroster, department-store Santa, sugar-mill employee, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he's one of Australia's best-loved children's book authors. His books have been published all over the world.

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Once
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Well written (5)
  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Inspirational (3)

Cons

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  • Older readers (3)
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4.0

I LOVED THIS BOOK

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from Shepparton, victoria

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Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Heartwarming
  • I Love Elephants
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Welltold
  • Well Written

Cons

  • No Elephants

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  • Gift
  • Good read
  • Older Readers
  • Travel Reading
  • Younger Readers

Comments about Once:

I first read ONCE as a school project and since then I have bought the book and read it so many times that the pages are beginning to tear and the cover is starting to fade!!!
I loved every minute of ONCE and I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great read!

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5.0

LOVE IT!!

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from NEWCASTLE, AU

About Me Everyday Reader

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Funny
  • Happy
  • Inspirational
  • Sad
  • The Authors Best
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Once:

    SO GOOD I WILL RECOMEND IT TO MANY PEOPLE!!

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    5.0

    Son loves this book

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    from Cairns AU

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Once:

      11 year old son really enjoying the story, easy for him to understand. He wants to read every night!

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      4.0

      This is how a child faces the holocaust

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      from Sydney, AU

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      Pros

      • Historical Fiction
      • Inspirational
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • ALL AGES
        • Older Readers
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Once:

        This book is so interesting. Felix (main character) thinks positive and is a good story teller. I love it how Morris Gleitzman writes under a childs perspective...GREAT BOOK!

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        4.0

        A great story

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        from Melbourne

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        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Older Readers
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Once:

          I like that it is a quick read and I will be reading the rest of the series "Then" "Now" and "After"

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          Morris Gleitzman

          Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. He was a frozen-chicken thawer, sugar-mill rolling-stock unhooker, fashion-industry trainee, student, department-store Santa, TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he's one of Australia's most popular children's authors.

          Visit Morris Gleitzman's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780143301950
          ISBN-10: 0143301950
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 13+ years old
          For Grades: 5 - 6
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 160
          Published: 1st August 2005
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.2
          Weight (kg): 19.9
          Edition Number: 1