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By Gleitzman, Morris

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ISBN
978-0-80509-378-0 978-0-80509-713-9
Publisher
Holt


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 5-9–Jumping ahead 70 years from where Once (2010) and Then (2011, both Holt) left off, this sequel finds Felix, a Holocaust survivor, about to mark his 80th birthday and caring for his adoring 11-year-old granddaughter while her parents are volunteering as doctors in Darfur. The fact that her parents called her Zelda is problematic to both the girl and her grandfather. Named after the 6-year-old girl who Felix–then only 10 himself–rescued from her home after her parents had been slain in 1942, the modern-day child is keenly aware that she i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

Gleitzman's third book about Felix (Once, rev. 3/10; Then, rev. 5/11) takes the boy decades and miles away from where we last saw him, witnessing the hanging corpses of his friend Zelda and their protector Genia, both murdered by the Nazis. Now Felix is eighty, a retired doctor of some renown, living in a small town near Melbourne and temporarily caring for his granddaughter, named by her parents in honor of Felix's friend (alt...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Gleitzman's third book about Felix (<i>Once</i>; <i>Then</i>) takes the boy decades and miles away from where we last saw him. Now ei...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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