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  • Published: 1 August 2005
  • ISBN: 9780143301950
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $16.99

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.

  • Published: 1 August 2005
  • ISBN: 9780143301950
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $16.99

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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