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    Once (Once/Now/Then/After) (Paperback) By (author) Morris Gleitzman

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    DescriptionOnce by Morris Gleitzman is the story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis in the occupied Poland of the Second World War. Everybody deserves to have something good in their life. At least Once. Once I escaped from an orphanage to find Mum and Dad. Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house. Once I made a Nazi with a toothache laugh. My name is Felix. This is my story. Once is the first in a series of children's novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust, from Australian author Morris Gleitzman - author of Bumface and Boy Overboard. The next books in the series Then, Now and After are also available from Puffin.


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    Title
    Once
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Morris Gleitzman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 122 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141320632
    ISBN 10: 014132063X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: F9+
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC subject category V2: YFT
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: ENGL2030, KIND1415, KIND1436
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC, TOPC/HOLOCT, RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: AUST1295
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016000, JUV033020
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    23 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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. ... 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"