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Once and Then : The Felix and Zelda Series : Books 1 & 2 - Morris Gleitzman

Once and Then

The Felix and Zelda Series : Books 1 & 2

Paperback Published: 31st August 2009
ISBN: 9780143203032
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 10 - 12 years old

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Morris Gleitzman's two best-selling novels in one volume for the first time.

My name is Felix
Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house
I had a plan for both of us
Pretend to be someone else
Be safe forever

Then the Nazis came

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.


Amazing read!


Highly recommend these books to young and old. Fantastic writing

Gippsland Victoria


Compelling Reading


These books were so hard to put down and I couldn't wait to see how the story ends. The very best bit was looking at war, loss and tragedy through the eyes of a child who has not got any cynisism in him. I can't wait to see how his journey ends. I bought the rest of the series as soon as I could and am now enjoying the third book.

Belmont South N.S.W.




I grew up before MG was writing so this is the first time I have read any of his work. I bought this for a friend's son but wanted to read it beforehand. Wow! The language is deceptively simple but the story zooms along and the horror of the situation is clearly conveyed. As an adult reader I was gripped and I imagine younger readers will also be hooked.



Once and Then

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ISBN: 9780143203032
ISBN-10: 0143203037
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 12 years old
For Grades: 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 31st August 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1

Morris Gleitzman

About the Author

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.

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