Hardback Once

By (author) Morris Gleitzman

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  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 211mm x 23mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0805093788
  • ISBN 13: 9780805093780
  • Sales rank: 313,496

Product description

Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with "Once," continued with "Then" and is . . . "Now." Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired in the community. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a cataclysmic event armed only with their with gusto and love--an event that helps them achieve salvation from the past, but also brings the possibility of destruction. "Now "is one of "Kirkus Reviews'" Best Children's Books of 2012

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Author information

Morris Gleitzman has been a sugar-mill employee, frozen-chicken defroster, fashion-industry trainee, department-store Santa, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he's one of Australia's best-loved children's book authors, with books published worldwide.

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."..a clever and satisfying way of coming full circle."--"School Library Journal"."..a powerful conclusion to Felix's story."--"VOYA"."..Zelda, impulsive but loving, is a credible narrator whose feelings and actions propel the story, which is equally hers and Felix's."--"Horn Book""A poignant close to an affecting and heartrending history."--"Publishers Weekly", starred."..brilliant in its realism..."--"Kirkus", starred Praise for "Once" A Sydney Taylor Honor Book A CBC Australia Honor Book "Tension builds swiftly in this wrenching tale . . . poignant." --"Publishers Weekly", starred review "Extols the power of storytelling in the face of tragedy." --"The Horn Book", starred review Praise for "Then" A CBC Australia Honor Book A "Guardian" shortlist book "The innocence and maturity of Felix's narrative voice conveys human resilience when faced with the impossible." --"Publishers Weekly", starred review "Sequel to the searing "Once" . . ., this tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War II is equally powerful." --"Kirkus Reviews", starred review--