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Gleitzman, Morris

Morris Gleitzman's acclaimed story of friends Felix and Zelda in Nazi-occupied Poland has captured the hearts and minds of readers worldwide. In 'Now' he delivers the final chapter, bringing this most moving of stories into the present day

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. General.
Published London: Puffin, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Morris Gleitzman
ISBN: 014132998X, 9780141329987
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 166 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Poland History 1918-1945 Juvenile fiction.; Jewish children Poland Juvenile fiction.; Friendship Juvenile fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 Jews Poland Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: MY
Points: 4
Quiz Number: 217644

Author note

Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more, before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best known for his hugely successful children's books includingTwo Weeks with the Queen,Bumface,OnceandThen.


One of the reasons this humane and carefully crafted book is so readable is that the author celebrates ordinariness and childishness even as he chronicles terrible cruelty. But prepare for shock and tears
Sunday Times||Haunting . . . dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope
Guardian on Once