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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Once Series

Morris Gleitzman brilliantly traces the life of a Polish Jew named Felix from his time in 1942 as a naive boy living in a Catholic orphanage while his parents are supposedly traveling for work (Once); to his narrow escape from a death-camp bound train with his friend Zelda (Then); until his life in old age, when a sudden visit from his granddaughter, also named Zelda, brings back painful memories from days gone by (Now). This astonishing trilogy, Once, Then, and Now, is poignantly told and dramatically rendered for a middle grade audience, and takes readers on an incredible journey as they follow Felix from Nazi-occupied Poland to his present days as a Holocaust survivor, just about to celebrate his 80th birthday.

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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...

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    • Once Series (Volume 2)
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    • Felix and Zelda have escaped the death camp train, but where do they go now? They're two runaway kids in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust. Danger lies at every turn of the...

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    • Once Series (Volume 1)
      Morris Gleitzman
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    • A Jewish boy name Felix looks for his parents in Poland during WWII.

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Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman has been a frozen-chicken defroster, fashion industry trainee, department-store Santa, sugar-mill employee, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he's one of Australia's best loved children's book authors. His books have been published all over the world. He is the author of Once, Then, and Now.