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  • Published: 1 August 2005
  • ISBN: 9781742284897
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Once




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. The reference at the end of the book to readers' notes refers to the teachers' notes which can be found at our Education Centre.

  • Published: 1 August 2005
  • ISBN: 9781742284897
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the author

Morris Gleitzman

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 40 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

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Awards & recognition

BILBY Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2006  •  Fiction for Older Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2006  •  Fiction for Older Readers

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2007  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

YABBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2007  •  Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Andersen Award (Italy)

Shortlisted  •  2010  •  Best Book for Readers 9–12

German Youth Literature Prize

Nominated  •  2010  •  Teenage Readers

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner  •  2011  •  International Success Award

Sydney Taylor (Jewish) Award

Honour Award  •  2011  •  Teenage Readers

BILBY Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2011  •  Older Readers

US Board on Books for Young People

On selection list  •  2011  •  Grades 6–8

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