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Morris Gleitzman - Author

One of Australia's, and now the world's, best-known and loved children's authors, Morris Gleitzman tackles tough subjects in a funny and offbeat way . He has never set out to write "issues books" and says that his writing is as much for himself as for his readers.

THE BASICS

Born: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, January 9th 1953
Jobs: Paperboy, Shelf-Stacker, Department Store Santa Claus, Frozen Chicken Defroster, Assistant to Fashion Designer, Rolling-Stock Unhooker in a Sugar Mill, TV Comedy Writer, Magazine Columnist
Lives: Victoria
First Book: The Other Facts of Life, 1985

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Grace
Morris Gleitzman
In the beginning there was me and Mum and Dad and the twins. And talk about happy families, we were bountiful. But it came to pass that I started doing sins. And lo, that's when all our problems began...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2011
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Now
Morris Gleitzman
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010. Morris Gleitzman's acclaimed story of friends Felix and Zelda in Nazi-occupied Poland has captured the hearts and minds of readers worldwide. In Now , he delivers the final chapter, bringing this most...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2010
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Then
Morris Gleitzman
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 In Once, Morris Gleitzman created a brilliant and unusual way of telling the story of how two children survived in Nazi Germany. In the sequel Then, Felix and Zelda continue on their...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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Once.
Morris Gleitzman
A moving and convincing child-eye view of what happened to the children of Poland after the Germans invaded. Felix has been placed by his parents in an orphanage for safe-keeping but, when the Germans come and burn the books in...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 23/02/2006
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Boy Overboard
Morris Gleitzman
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Jamal and sister Bibi want to lead Australia to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2003
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Two Weeks with the Queen
Morris Gleitzman
A favourite of August 2011 Guest Editor Julie Hearn. To writing a moving and funny book, especially for children, about as serious a subject as cancer is a remarkable achievement. Two Weeks with the Queen is a remarkable example...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 04/03/1999
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Bumface
Morris Gleitzman
An attention grabbing title and an arresting opening ensure Morris Gleitzman has his audience hooked. And they will be well rewarded for being so. But alongside its effortlessly entertaining introduction, Bumface is also a thoughtful and serious book about the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/1999
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