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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670078875
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

Soon




Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still struggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.

Winner - CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2016
Winner - YABBA Children's Choice Awards 2016
Winner - KOALA Children's Choice Awards 2016
Shortlisted - Indie Book Awards 2016
Shortlisted - Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2016

I hoped the Nazis would be defeated.
And they were.
I hoped the war would be over.
And it was.
I hoped we would be safe.
But we aren't.

‘Haunting... dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope.’ The Guardian


Having survived the holocaust, Felix is facing new challenges as he tries to rebuild his life in Poland. He is determined to find his family and uncover the truth about his past. He also has to navigate the complex realities of post-war Poland, where anti-Semitism is still prevalent.

With its powerful blend of humour and heart, Soon offers a unique perspective on the aftermath of the Holocaust and the long-lasting impact of trauma, and it is a powerful reminder of the resilience and hope that can be found even in the darkest of times.

‘Morris Gleitzman has discovered the difficult trick of changing reality so that poignancy and laughter are never far apart.’
The Australian

‘Painfully truthful.’'
The Sunday Times

‘Funny and shocking at the same time.’
Jewish Chronicle

Other books in the series:
Once
Then
Now
After
Soon
Maybe
Always

  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780670078875
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

Other books in the series

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 43 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

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Winner  •  2016  •  Younger Readers

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2016  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

YABBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2016  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

Australian Book Industry Awards

Longlisted  •  2016  •  Book of the Year for Older Children

Indie Book Awards

Shortlisted  •  2016  •  Young Adult

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2016  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2016  •  8–10 Years

WAYBRA Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2016  •  Older Readers

UK Literacy Association Award

Longlisted  •  2017  •  7–11 Years

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