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The Resource Once, Morris Gleitzman

Once, Morris Gleitzman

Label
Once
Title
Once
Statement of responsibility
Morris Gleitzman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them—straight into the heart of Nazi-occupied Poland. To Felix, everything is a story: Why did he get a whole carrot in his soup? It must be sign that his parents are coming to get him. Why are the Nazis burning books? They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library. But as Felix's journey gets increasingly dangerous, he begins to see horrors that not even stories can explain. Despite his grim surroundings, Felix never loses hope. Morris Gleitzman takes a painful subject and expertly turns it into a story filled with love, friendship, and even humour
Member of
Summary
After living in an Catholic orphanage for nearly four years, a naive Jewish boy runs away and embarks on a journey across Nazi-occupied Poland to find his parents
Tone
Award
  • Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALA), Fiction for Years 7-9, 2007.
  • Young Australians' Best Book Awards (YABBA), Fiction, Years 7-9, 2007.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321652
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleitzman, Morris
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children of upper primary/lower secondary level
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
640
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Felix and Zelda
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Once, Morris Gleitzman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000027201164
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
149 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143301950
Label
Once, Morris Gleitzman
Publication
Control code
000027201164
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
149 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143301950

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