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A thought-provoking and compassionate novel from the award-winning author of Boy Overboard, Girl Underground and the Felix stories: Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe.

In the beginning there was me and Mum and Dad and the twins.
And talk about happy families, we were bountiful.
But it came to pass that I started doing sins.
And lo, that was when all our problems began.

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A thought-provoking, compassionate look at religion, freedom and rebellion.

Sunday Herald

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143788188

    March 1, 2018

    Puffin

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742286488

    August 3, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    186 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Years 7–9

Also by Morris Gleitzman

Boy Overboard
Once
Maybe
Girl Underground
Now
After
Soon
Once And Then
Snot Chocolate
Doubting Thomas
Help Around the House
Toad Delight
Gift of the Gab
Loyal Creatures
Extra Time
Pizza Cake
Too Small To Fail
Toad Surprise
Give Peas A Chance
Aristotle's Nostril
Worm Story
Water Wings
Second Childhood
The Other Facts of Life

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
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
Alice-Miranda At School 1
Twelve Nights
Trash
Thirteen Reasons Why
Now
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
Fish In A Tree
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
The Witches
The Other Christy
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Pippa's Island 4: Camp Castaway
Neverland
The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery
Friday Barnes 6: Danger Ahead