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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.

Formats & editions

Awards and Recognition

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2007
    Winner
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2007
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • 2010
    Shortlisted
    Best Book for Readers 9–12
  • Andersen Award (Italy)
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Best Book for Readers 9–12
  • German Youth Literature Prize
    2010
    Nominated
    Teenage Readers
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2011
    Winner
    International Book of the Year
  • Sydney Taylor (Jewish) Award
    2011
    Honour Award
    Teenage Readers
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • US Board on Books for Young People
    2011
    On selection list
    Grades 6–8

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Maybe
Soon
Boy Overboard
After
Now
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

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Undercover Princess
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Our Australian Girl: The Poppy Stories
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Father Christmas’s Fake Beard
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Boy Overboard
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Everything, Everything
The Martian
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Warcross
Girl Online: Going Solo
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Love, Simon
Two Wolves
A Wrinkle In Time
Brotherband 7: The Caldera
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play