Once hardcover educational edition by Morris Gleitzman
  

Once hardcover educational edition

Written by Morris Gleitzman
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Synopsis

Once hardcover educational edition by Morris Gleitzman

Felix can? t stop wondering what has happened to his parents. He? s been living in an orphanage in the mountains for over three years now, and they still haven? t come to get him. When men arrive one day and start burning the orphanage? s books, Felix is upset and can? t understand what is happening. But this is Poland in 1942 and the men are Nazis, come to burn Jewish books. Fearing for his Jewish bookseller parents, Felix escapes and embarks on a dangerous mission across Nazi-occupied Poland, determined to warn his parents about what is going on.A remarkable and powerful novel from one of the most popular children? s authors.? Gleitzman is a highly skilled comic author; this story proves he can write tragedy as well.? The Independent

Reviews

Like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (rev. 9/06), this Holocaust parable plays its main character's naivete against readers

; like The Book Thief (rev. 3/06), the novel extols the power of storytelling in the face of tragedy, but Once pits Felix's stories against even deeper ugliness. ... Gleitzman manages to find a grain of hope in the unresolved (and likely dire) conclusion, but this is the rare Holocaust book for young readers that doesn't alleviate its dark themes with a comforting ending. - The Horn Book, Starred Review This gripping novel will make readers want to find out more - Booklist

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
160 pages

Author

Morris Gleitzman
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Author's Website

www.morrisgleitzman.com/

Publisher

Longman an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Publication date

1st March 2007

ISBN

9781405841306


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