Now

Now

Summary

Now is the sixth shocking, funny and heartbreaking book in Morris Gleitzman's Second World War series.

Sometimes facing the past is the bravest act of all...

ONCE
I didn't know about my grandfather Felix's scary childhood.

THEN
I found out what the Nazis did to his best friend Zelda.

NOW
I understand why Felix does the things he does.

At least he's got me. My name is Zelda too. This is our story.

Now is the sixth in a series of children's novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust, from Australian author Morris Gleitzman. The other books in the sequence, Once, Then, After, Soon and Maybe are also available from Puffin.

Reviews

  • 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
    Nicolette Jones (on Then, Children's Book of the Week), Sunday Times

About the author

Morris Gleitzman

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 succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface and Once.

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. He was a frozen-chicken thawer, sugar-mill rolling-stock unhooker, fashion-industry trainee, student, department-store Santa, TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he's one of Australia's most popular children's authors. Visit Morris at his website: href='http://www.morrisgleitzman.com/'>morrisgleitzman.com
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