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Once (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gleitzman, Morris

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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 thin...ks 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 They must be foreign librarians sent to clean out the orphanage's outdated library.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 humor.
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ISBN 9780312653040
Released NZ 19 Mar 2013
Publisher St Martin's Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Once (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780312653040
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher St Martin's Press
Imprint St Martin's Press
Released 19 Mar 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 5 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
Series Once (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 163
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 172g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
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