After

After

Summary

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

After

The Nazis took my parents I was scared

After

They killed my best friend I was angry

After

They ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined to get to the forest, to join forces with Gabriek and Yuli, to be a family, to defeat the Nazis after all

'Haunting . . . dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope' - Guardian
'You will laugh . . . prepare for shock and tears' - Sunday Times

After is the third in a series of children's novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust, from Australian author Morris Gleitzman - author of Bumface and Two Weeks with the Queen. The other books in the series, Once, Then, After, Soon, Maybe and Now 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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