Once (#1 Felix & Zelda)

Author(s): Morris Gleitzman

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.
Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.
Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.
My name is Felix.
This is my story.


Felix lives in a convent orphanage in Poland. He is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. When Nazi soldiers come to the orphanage Felix decides to escape and make his way home.


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Winner of YABBA: Fiction for Years 7-9 2007.

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 36 books, he's one of Australia's most popular children's authors. Visit Morris at his website: morrisgleitzman.com

General Fields

  • : 9780143301950
  • : penguin random house
  • : Puffin
  • : March 2005
  • : 198mm X mm
  • : Australia
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.3
  • : very good
  • : 160
  • : Short stories
  • : Morris Gleitzman
  • : Paperback