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  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780670075447
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99


The next instalment of the story begun in former Children's Laureate Morris Gleitzman's award-winning Once, Then and Now.

Winner - Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2013
Winner - KROC Children's Choice Awards 2013
Notable Book - CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2013
Shortlisted - Australian Book Industry Awards 2013
After the Nazis took my parents I was scared
After they killed my best friend I was angry
After they ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined
To get to the forest
To join forces with Gabriek and Yuli
To be a family
To defeat the Nazis after all

'Haunting... dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope.' The Guardian

Determined to survive the Holocaust and make a difference, Felix joins a group of partisan fighters and assists their doctor. Using his skills and experiences to help others, he slowly comes to terms with his past and the loss of his loved ones.

A powerful and moving story that highlights the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity and the hope that can be found even in the darkest of times.

'Morris Gleitzman has discovered the difficult trick of changing reality so that poignancy and laughter are never far apart.'
The Australian

'Painfully truthful.'
The Sunday Times

'Funny and shocking at the same time.'
Jewish Chronicle

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  • Published: 25 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780670075447
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

Other books in the series

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 44 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

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Honour Award  •  2013  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

KROC Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2013  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Winner  •  2013  •  Upper Primary

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted  •  2013  •  Book of the Year for Older Children

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2013  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

UK Literacy Association Award

Longlisted  •  2013  •  Writing for Young Adults

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2013  •  Younger Readers

WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2014  •  Younger Readers

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Always by Morris Gleitzman | Out September 2021

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/always-9780143793243 The much-anticipated final journey in the story of Felix, hero of Morris Gleitzman's multi-award-winning Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe. It’s fifteen years since readers were first introduced to Felix in Once and across six celebrated books, our brave young hero has survived many unforgettable and emotional journeys. Now comes the seventh and final part of Felix’s story, bringing to a powerful climax a series that countless young readers around the world will remember – Always. #Always #MorrisGleitzman #TheFelixCollection