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Once : The Felix Series : Book 1 - Morris Gleitzman

Once

The Felix Series : Book 1

Paperback Published: 1st August 2005
ISBN: 9780143301950
Number Of Pages: 160
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 They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library.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.

My 11 year old daughter LOVED this series

5

My daughter asked me to buy this series for her as she read a book from the school library. She loves them!

Tasmania

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I LOVED THIS BOOK

4

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!

Shepparton, victoria

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LOVE IT!!

5

SO GOOD I WILL RECOMEND IT TO MANY PEOPLE!!

NEWCASTLE, AU

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Son loves this book

5

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

Cairns AU

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This is how a child faces the holocaust

4

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!

Sydney, AU

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A great story

4

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

Melbourne

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Once

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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
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.15
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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