y Felix and Zelda series - author   children's fiction   children's  
Alternative title: Once, Then and Now
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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y Once Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Puffin , 2005 Z1211274 2005 single work children's fiction children's After nearly four years in a Polish orphanage Felix sets out in an attempt to discover the whereabouts of his parents.
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y Then Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Viking , 2008 Z1505325 2008 single work children's fiction children's 'Then is the second story of Felix and Zelda. They escaped from the Nazis, but how long can they now survive when there are so many people ready to hand them over for a reward? Thanks to the courage of a kind, brave woman they are able to hide for a time in the open, but Felix knows he has a distinguishing feature that identifies him as a Jew and that it is only a matter of time before he is discovered, which will mean death for them all. Even though he promised Zelda he would never leave her, he knows he has to, before it is too late...' (Publisher's blurb)
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y Now Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Viking , 2010 Z1691367 2010 single work children's fiction children's '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. 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.' (From the publisher's website.)
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y After Morris Gleitzman , Camberwell : Penguin , 2012 Z1876629 2012 single work children's fiction children's 'In the fourth part of Felix's story, continuing his adventures in World War Two, he faces perhaps his greatest challenge - to find hope when he's lost almost everything, including his parents. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconcile hatred and healing. He's helped by a new friend, but if he should lose her as well...' (Publisher's blurb)
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y Soon Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8607248 2015 single work novel young adult war literature (taught in 1 units)

'I hoped the Nazis would be defeated.

And they were.

'I hoped the war would be over.

And it was.

'I hoped we would be safe.

But we aren't.

'Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2005
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2005-2010 .

Works about this Work

Hope in a Dark World Marc McEvoy , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 June 2010; (p. 10-11)
Morris Gleitzman's 'Friendship Books' Michelle Pauli , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 2 October 2010;
Hope in a Dark World Marc McEvoy , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 June 2010; (p. 10-11)
Morris Gleitzman's 'Friendship Books' Michelle Pauli , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian , 2 October 2010;
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