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

Recommendations

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons series)
WaR: Wizards And Robots
Undercover Princess
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Boy Overboard
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Love, Simon
The Hazel Wood
Everything, Everything
Two Wolves
The Martian
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
A Wrinkle In Time
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins Of Gorlan
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play
Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective
Last Chance
Ironheart
How To Be A Bawse