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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.

  • Pub date: 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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