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

    April 30, 2018

    Puffin

    RRP $16.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
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    • The Nile
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    • Readings
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  • Paperback

    9780670073900

    August 3, 2009

    Viking

    192 pages

    RRP $19.95

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742286488

    August 3, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

    186 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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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

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

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Undercover Princess
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
If I Stay
Trash
Alice-Miranda At School 1
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid
Midnight Jewel
Tales Of The Peculiar
Thirteen Reasons Why
Our Australian Girl: The Poppy Stories
Now
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Juliet, Nearly a Vet collection 1
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
The Witches
Girl Online