> Skip to content

Another compelling chapter in the life of Felix, hero of the award-winning series of books that includes Once, Then, After and Soon.

Once I didn't know about my grandfather Felix's scary childhood.
Then I found out what the Nazis did to his best friend Zelda.
Now I understand why Felix does the things he does.

At least he's got me.
My name is Zelda too.
This is our story.

Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize 2010.
Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Award, Children's Fiction, 2011.
Winner, Speech Pathology Australia Award,
Best Book for Language, 2011.

Formats & editions

Awards and Recognition

  • Guardian Award (UK)
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Children's Fiction
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Winner
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    2011
    Winner
    Upper Primary
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Winner
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    International Book of the Year
  • Prime Minister's Literary Award
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Children's Fiction
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Years 7–9

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Maybe
Once
Soon
Boy Overboard
After
Then
Once And Then
Girl Underground
Snot Chocolate
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Loyal Creatures
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Grace
Toad Surprise
Give Peas A Chance
Doubting Thomas
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
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
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Our Australian Girl: The Poppy Stories
Alice-Miranda At School 1
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Trash
Midnight Jewel
Thirteen Reasons Why
Juliet, Nearly a Vet collection 1
The Witches
Girl Online
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Pippa's Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe