Publication Date: March 2012
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Once I escaped from an orphanage to find Mum and Dad.
Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.
Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.
My name is Felix.
This is my story.
Everybody deserves to have something good in their life.
At least once.
"Gleitzman's reading is precise and lovely, often delivered in an understated whisper, emphasizing the intensity of the story and the author's skill as a consummate storyteller. Klezmer music punctuates the chapters. Once is very much a story about storytelling memory. Seldom does a story come along so powerful in its simplicity." "AudioFile" magazine
Morris Gleitzman was born in 1953 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England and immigrated to Australia when he was sixteen. He has worked in a variety of jobs including TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he's a children's author. Morris Gleitzman's brilliant comic style has endeared him to adults and children alike. He is one of Australia's best known writers of novels for children. His family comedies are enormously popular in Australia and overseas and involve unusual characters in unusual situations. Behind the humor is a poignancy that reflects real life problems, many of them controversial. His hugely successful books have won many awards and been published internationally.