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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.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143301950

    August 1, 2005

    Puffin (AU YR)

    160 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781742284897

    August 1, 2005

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    160 pages

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    • Amazon Kindle
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Awards and Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    2007
    Winner
    Fiction for Years 7–9
  • German Youth Literature Prize
    2010
    Nominated
    Teenage Readers
  • 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

Maybe
Soon
After
Then
Now
Boy Overboard
Once And Then
Toad Rage
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

The Wee Free Men
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
Alice-Miranda in Hollywood
Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Two Wolves
The Martian
Boy Overboard
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Grimsdon
Danny The Champion Of The World
Percy Jackson And The Greek Heroes
You Choose Flip Me! 1 & 2
Eldest
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner
Spook’s: Dark Assassin
Word of Mouse
The Snow Merchant
The Locket of Dreams