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The story of Felix, an orphan in Poland during the War who believe his parents are still alive. When Nazis come to burn the nuns' books, Felix is terrified that his family are in danger, so embarks on a dangerous and long journey through the Nazi-occulpied country. Ages: 9+.
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Cover TextThe story of Felix, an orphan in Poland during the War who believe his parents are still alive. When Nazis come to burn the nuns' books, Felix is terrified that his family are in danger, so embarks on a dangerous and long journey through the Nazi-occulpied country. Ages: 9+.
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-14-132063-2
Product TypePaperback
BindingPaperback
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Publishing date23/02/2006
LanguageEnglish
Article no.8257485

Content/Review

Critique"Like "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (rev. 9/06), this Holocaust parable plays its main character's naivete against readers' likely knowledge of the historical realities, but here the juxtaposition is believable and not at all precious; 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. ......more

Author

Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface, Boy Overboard and Girl Underground.
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