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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.

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  • Paperback

    9780143301950

    August 1, 2005

    Puffin

    160 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742284897

    August 1, 2005

    Penguin eBooks

    160 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • REAL Children's Choice Awards
    2006
    Shortlisted
    Fiction for Older Readers
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2007
    Winner
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    2007
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • 2010
    Shortlisted
    Best Book for Readers 9–12
  • Andersen Award (Italy)
    2010
    Shortlisted
    Best Book for Readers 9–12
  • German Youth Literature Prize
    2010
    Nominated
    Teenage Readers
  • Australian Book Industry Awards
    2011
    Winner
    International Book of the Year
  • Sydney Taylor (Jewish) Award
    2011
    Honour Award
    Teenage Readers
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Older Readers
  • US Board on Books for Young People
    2011
    On selection list
    Grades 6–8

Also by Morris Gleitzman

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

Recommendations

Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Boy Overboard
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Love, Simon
Everything, Everything
Blast Off!
The Martian
Two Wolves
The Hazel Wood
Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile (BK1)
A Wrinkle In Time
Kensy and Max 1: Breaking News
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Artemis Fowl
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
Turtles All the Way Down
The Bfg