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After

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After is the fourth shocking, funny and heartbreaking book in Morris Gleitzman's Second World War series.After The Nazis took my parents I was scaredAfterThey killed my best friend I was angryAfterThey ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined to get to the forest, to join forces with Gabriek and Yuli, to be a family, to defeat the Nazis after all'Haunting . . . dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope' - Guardian'You will laugh . . . prepare for shock and tears' - Sunday TimesAfter is the fourth 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 Two Weeks with the Queen. The other books in the series, Once, Then and Now are also available from Puffin.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PUFFIN
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141343133
  • 9780141343136
  • 413

Review quote

One of the reasons this humane and carefully crafted book is so readable is that the author celebrates ordinariness and childishness even as he chronicles terrible cruelty. But prepare for shock and tears. -- Nicolette Jones (on Then, children's book of the week) * Sunday Times * Haunting . . . dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope. * Guardian on Once * [Morris Gleitzman] has accomplished something extraordinary. * Meg Rosoff * Extraordinary . . . one of the finest children's novels written in the last 25 years . . . Narrative at its gripping best * Sydney Morning Herald *show more

About Morris Gleitzman

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 successful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface, Once and Then.show more

Review Text

One of the reasons this humane and carefully crafted book is so readable is that the author celebrates ordinariness and childishness even as he chronicles terrible cruelty. But prepare for shock and tears. Nicolette Jones (on Then, children's book of the week) Sunday Timesshow more

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2,589 ratings
4.36 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (891)
3 10% (270)
2 2% (50)
1 1% (18)
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