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A thought-provoking and compassionate novel from the award-winning author of Boy Overboard, Girl Underground and the Felix stories: Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe.

In the beginning there was me and Mum and Dad and the twins.
And talk about happy families, we were bountiful.
But it came to pass that I started doing sins.
And lo, that was when all our problems began.

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A thought-provoking, compassionate look at religion, freedom and rebellion.

Sunday Herald

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143788188

    March 1, 2018

    Puffin

    RRP $21.00

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  • EBook

    9781742286488

    August 3, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    186 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Years 7–9

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Once
Maybe
Boy Overboard
Once And Then
After
Soon
Now
Help Around the House
Snot Chocolate
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Loyal Creatures
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Toad Surprise
Give Peas A Chance
Doubting Thomas
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
Girl Underground
Water Wings
Second Childhood
The Other Facts of Life

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Undercover Princess
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Love, Simon
Why I Love Footy
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Twelve Nights
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Trash
Thirteen Reasons Why
Now
Fish In A Tree
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
The Witches
Pippa's Island 4: Camp Castaway
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Neverland
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead