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Once (Hardback)

By Gleitzman, Morris

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, thinks he's in a Catholic orphanage while his parents are traveling. However, when he finds out about the war, and that his parents may be in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland.

ISBN 9780805090260
Published 30 March 2010 by Henry Holt & Company
Format Hardback
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Series Once (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780805090260
ISBN-10 0805090266
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Henry Holt & Company
Imprint Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date 30 March 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
Series Once (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 163 pp
Dimensions Width: 167mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 290g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Orphans, Survival, Poland - History - Occupation, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 - Poland, Separation (Psychology)
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 284038

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Description of this Book

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, thinks he's in a Catholic orphanage while his parents are traveling. However, when he finds out about the war, and that his parents may be in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <p>&#8220;Like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (rev. 9/06), this Holocaust parable plays its main character&#8217;s naivet&#233; against readers&#8217; likely knowledge of the historical realities, but here the juxtaposition is believable and not at all precious; like The Book Thief (rev. 3/06), the novel extols the power of storytelling in the face of tragedy, but Once pits Felix&#8217;s stories against even deeper ugliness. ... Gleitzman manages to find a grain of hope in the unresolved (and likely dire) conclusion, but this is the rare Holocaust book for young readers that doesn&#8217;t alleviate its dark themes with a comforting ending.&#8221;&#8212; The Horn Book, Starred Review<p>&#8220;This gripping novel will make readers want to find out more&#8221;&#8212; Booklist

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Author's Bio

Morris Gleitzman has been a fashion-industry trainee, frozen-chicken defroster, department-store Santa, sugar-mill employee, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he's one of Australia's best-loved children's book authors. His books have been published all over the world.

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