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Now

Once Series

Morris Gleitzman

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

0805093788

9780805093780

Hardcover

192 Pages

$16.99

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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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Praise for Now

" . . . 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

" . . . brilliant in its realism”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

" . . . a clever and satisfying way of coming full circle.”—School Library Journal

"A poignant close to an affecting and heartrending history.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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NOW by Morris Gleitzman | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of NOW . <em>Once<em> and <em>Then<em> (2010, 2011) blend into Now in today's Australia as Dr. Felix Salinger, 80, relates his childhood and shows his present to his 11-year-old granddaughter, narrator Zelda.

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Now
Now, at last.It's arrived.I can see it on the post office shelf.Good on you, Australia Post, and your very kind pickup counter that stores parcels instead of delivering them to grandfathers and spoiling their birthday surprises."That one there," I say to the man at the counter. "The one with my name on it."I show him my homework exercise book to prove I'm me."Hmmm," says the man. "Zelda. Nice name, that. Daringly exotic and a bit unusual.""Actually, it belongs to someone else," I say. "I got it secondhand.""I know the feeling," says the man.He points to his name tag, which says ELVIS.We
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Morris Gleitzman

  • 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.
  • Morris Gleitzman
    Morris Gleitzman
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