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Now

Once Series

Morris Gleitzman

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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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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Praise for Now

“…a clever and satisfying way of coming full circle.”--School Library Journal

"...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

"A poignant close to an affecting and heartrending history.”--Publishers Weekly, starred

“…brilliant in its realism…”--Kirkus, starred

 
 
Praise for Once:

A Sydney Taylor Honor Book
A CBC Australia Honor Book
 
“Tension builds swiftly in this wrenching tale . . . poignant.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“Extols the power of storytelling in the face of tragedy.”  —The Horn Book, starred review
 
Praise for Then:
 
A CBC Australia Honor Book
A Guardian shortlist book
 
“The innocence and maturity of Felix's narrative voice conveys human resilience when faced with the impossible.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“Sequel to the searing Once . . . , this tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War II is equally powerful.”  —Kirkus Reviews, 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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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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Now

Once Series

Morris Gleitzman

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, USBBY Outstanding International Book, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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