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  • Published: 2 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780670072781
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

Then




Following on from Once, Then continues the story of Felix, a Jewish boy growing up during the Holocaust.

Winner - YABBA Children's Choice Awards 2009
Winner - KROC Children's Choice Awards 2009
Winner - UK Literacy Association Award 2010
Honour Award - KOALA Children's Choice Awards 2009
Honour Award - CBC Book of the Year 2009
Shortlisted - Australian Book Industry Awards 2011

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


I had a plan for me and Zelda
Pretend to be someone else
Find new parents
Be safe forever

Then the Nazis came

Felix and Zelda are determined to survive and find a way to freedom, while also trying to keep their humanity and hope alive.

Told with heart and humour, Then offers a unique perspective on one of the darkest chapters in history and serves as a reminder of the resilience and hope that can be found even in the most dire of circumstances.

'Sequel to the searing Once . . ., this tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War II is equally powerful.'
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

'The innocence and maturity of Felix's narrative voice conveys human resilience when faced with the impossible.'
Publishers Weekly, starred review

'Funny and shocking at the same time.'
Jewish Chronicle

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

  • Published: 2 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9780670072781
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

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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

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Honour Award  •  2009  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

KROC Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2009  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

YABBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2009  •  Fiction for Years 7–9

BILBY Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2009  •  Older Readers

UK Literacy Association Award

Winner  •  2010  •  Age 3–11

Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted  •  2011  •  International Success Award

WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2011  •  Older Readers

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