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Once Series (Volume 3)

Morris Gleitzman

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Set in the current day, this is the final book in Morris Gleitzman's 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 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.

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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." —The Horn Book

* "A poignant close to an affecting and heartrending history." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Brilliant in its realism." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

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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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.

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

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November 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250034175
ISBN10: 1250034175
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805093780
ISBN10: 0805093788
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780805097139
ISBN10: 0805097139
Young Adult Fiction192 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
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