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Morris Gleitzman Morris Gleitzman i(A22100 works by)
Born: Established: 1953 Lincolnshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1969
Heritage: Jewish
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1 2 y separately published work icon Always Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Penguin , 2021 21861442 2021 single work children's fiction children's

'The much-anticipated final journey in the story of Felix, hero of Morris Gleitzman's multi-award-winning OnceThenNowAfter, Soon and Maybe.

'It's fifteen years since readers were first introduced to Felix in Once and across six celebrated books, our brave young hero has survived many unforgettable and emotional journeys. Now comes the seventh and final part of Felix's story, bringing to a powerful climax a series that countless young readers around the world will remember - Always.' (Publication summary)

1 Australian Children's Laureate : Morris Gleitzman Goes in to Bat for Stories Morris Gleitzman , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 33 no. 1 2018; (p. 6-7)
'Your mission, Morris,' said Ron Gorman, chair of the Australian Children's Literature Alliance, 'if you choose to accept it, is to don the mantle of Australian Children's Laureate for the next two years and go into bat for stories.' (Introduction)
1 y separately published work icon Funny Stories And Other Funny Stories Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Puffin , 2018 15041048 2018 selected work short story children's

'Swap a bomb for three ice-creams on a train, bounce on a vampire’s bed, eat a pizza that makes you fearless, read the secret diary of a dog, unleash the awesome power of chips, save ten lives with a paper clip, surprise your mum with a chainsaw, use a demolition ball to defeat a bully, live in a house that gets wiped clean more often than a bottom … and lots more!' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Help Around the House Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Penguin , 2018 14690216 2018 single work children's fiction children's

'The funny and moving story of a boy and his friends never losing heart in a sometimes heartless world. Perfect for 8+ readers.

'Ludo helps other people. It’s how he was brought up.

'When Dad is elected to Federal Parliament, Ludo grabs the chance to make Australia an even better place.

'But he soon discovers it’s not the homeless of the national capital who most need his help - it’s the rich and powerful. ' (Publication summary)
 

2 1 y separately published work icon Maybe Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Viking , 2017 11572547 2017 single work children's fiction historical fiction

'1946. Europe is in ruins. Millions of people dream of finding happiness somewhere else.

'Fourteen year old Felix is one of them. When he’s offered a journey to Australia, he seizes the opportunity. So does someone very dear to him, even though she wasn’t actually invited.

'They have high hopes for Australia, and their dramatic arrival there makes them want to stay. But before Felix and Anya can embrace the love and friendship of their new land, they must confront the murderous urge for revenge still alive in the old.

'Felix knows he hasn’t faced anything like this before.

'He may not survive, but he’s hoping he will. Maybe.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Morris Gleitzman Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: #SaveOzStories 2016;
'I’m writing this letter because soon the Productivity Commission will recommend that you hurt Australian books, although they won’t put it that way.' (Introduction)
1 1 y separately published work icon Snot Chocolate Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9593551 2016 selected work short story children's

'A collection of short stories in the popular style of Morris's Give Peas a Chance and Pizza Cake - except, of course, even funnier! In the title story, a kid struggles to save the career and reputation of a parent afflicted with chronic unconscious nose-picking.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Toad Delight Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9593507 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Another hilarious wart-tingling story from Morris Gleitzman.

'The jaw-dropping details of one slightly squashed cane toad's adventures on TV. And his shock when he discovers what's cooking.' (Publication summary)

1 Snot Chocolate Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 Secret Diary of a Dog Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 Chips That Pass in the Night Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 The Tortoise and the Hair Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 Cumquat May Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 The FDC Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 King Ned Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Snot Chocolate 2016;
1 Greenhouse Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work children's fiction
— Appears in: Laugh Your Head off Again 2016;
1 CBCA Book Of The Year : Younger Reader – Acceptance Speech By Morris Gleitzman, Author Of Soon Morris Gleitzman , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , September 2016;
1 y separately published work icon A Morris Gleitzman Collection Morris Gleitzman , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 8763145 2015 selected work children's fiction

'Keith Shipley is a regular kid with Misery Guts for parents. Sick of gloomy life in London, he hatches a plan to move his even gloomier parents to sunny Australia.

'But when they arrive in Australia, his parents become Worry Warts. Fed up with their fretting and fussing, Keith comes up with a scheme to make them rich. Very, very rich.

'After all Keith's hard work, his parents split up and start putting on Puppy Fat. Exasperated with their laziness, he devises a strategy to whip them into shape - and find them new partners!

'It's a brilliant plan ... if he can pull it off!' (Publication summary)

4 4 y separately published work icon 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)

1 5 y separately published work icon Loyal Creatures Morris Gleitzman , Melbourne : Penguin , 2014 7215846 2014 single work children's fiction young adult

'Like many of his mates from the bush, Frank Ballantyne is keen to join the grand adventure and do his bit. Specially as a chest full of medals might impress the currently unimpressed parents of his childhood sweetheart. So Frank ups his age and volunteers with his horse Daisy ... and his dad.

'In the deserts of Egypt and Palestine he experiences all the adventure he ever wanted, and a few things he wasn't expecting. Heartbreak, love and the chance to make the most important choice of his life.

'From Gallipoli to the famous charge at Beersheba, through to the end of the war and its unforgettable aftermath, Frank's story grows out of some key moments in Australia's history.' (Publication summary)

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