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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
    Book of the Year for Older Children
  • 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
After
Then
Boy Overboard
Once And Then
Toad Rage
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
Girl Underground
Water Wings
Second Childhood

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Alice-Miranda At School 1
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Midnight Jewel
Trash
Noughts & Crosses
If I Stay
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Why I Love Footy
Thirteen Reasons Why
Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK10)
The Witches
A Semi-definitive List of Worst Nightmares
You Choose AFL: Footy Fever
Pippa's Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Juliet, Nearly a Vet collection 1
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead
Library Of Souls
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories