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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,453 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morris Gleitzman Narrator: Morris Gleitzman Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN:
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Felix lives in a convent orphanage high in the mountains in Poland. He is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. When Nazi soldiers come to the orphanage Felix decides to escape and make his way home. The journey to find his parents is a long and difficult one, as all of Poland is occupied by the Nazis and a dangerous place for a Jewish boy. Felix manages to live and look after himself and another orphan, Zelda, with the help of a kind dentist, Barney, who is hiding and looking after a number of Jewish children. When the Nazis discover them, Barney makes the ultimate sacrifice for the children, electing to go with them on the train to the death camps, rather than taking the option of freedom offered by a Nazi soldier, one of his grateful patients. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navem | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed this quick read. I read it in about 2 hours. I always enjoy books that are based around the facts of World War 2. I will be picking up the sequel to this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claireee:) | 1/23/2014

    " great book, enjoyed very much:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 12/5/2013

    " Read this as a class in year 7. I found it really interesting, but it gave me horrible nightmares at night for the longest time. I only get nightmares from this if I read this before bed. But I actually found it very saddening and interesting. I really liked it. Just... Don't read it before bed. xD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 11/26/2013

    " 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 a toothache laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Theodorakopoulos | 11/22/2013

    " One of my favourite books ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christena :) | 10/23/2013

    " A fantastic eye opener...made me cry like a baby "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/13/2013

    " An interesting point of view from the eyes of a young boy in Poland during WWII. I listened to the audio - it was a quick story and and really tugged at my heart strings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ttmagin | 9/23/2013

    " Holocaust story for kids age 8-12 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Deegan | 9/8/2013

    " Five stars - nothing more to say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/16/2013

    " This is a truely amazing book! Just like Then, Now and After, I feel connected with the book and love the idea of it. This is an inspiring story, just like all the other ones in this story!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Williams | 7/31/2013

    " A somewhat weak start to a strong series of four books. Morris Gleitzman's usual "happy moron" style of narration was so grating at first that I was tempted to give up, but I'm glad I didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ocean | 5/29/2013

    " I read this novel awhile ago but its presence is still here when some mentions it. This is one of Morris Gleizman's best novels (series) and it was such a moving story i would recommend for all ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 5/22/2013

    " I'm giving this 3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed it and liked it. cute/sad story and I'd recommend this to anyone if you like WWII historical fiction. great YA/children's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stella | 4/14/2013

    " This is one of the best war books ever that I have read and morris gleitzman is one of my best authors and I think he is the best author I have read nearly every book that he has written he is an awarding winning author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine McMorrow | 1/15/2013

    " Sad story to this first book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tahanee Davis | 1/1/2013

    " that in that time it was a tough world for jewish people "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Atkinson | 10/17/2012

    " Once by Morris Gleitzman has been said to be similar in theme and style to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Personally, I found Once to be a much better book and Felix a much more believable character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lenah | 7/5/2012

    " Gentle for younger readers, but not shy away the truth! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob Zoller3 | 2/15/2012

    " I thought that is was a very good book and was excited and had good details and was exciting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen Sajive | 1/15/2012

    " I read this book. It was about a child called felix. It was a fun book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 9/11/2011

    " This is the type of book for people who love history and love finding out about the two World Wars. It is absolutley brilliant, i couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola Snyder | 7/8/2011

    " Great juvenile book, easy language for a difficult topic. Protagonist is a 10 yr. old boy in Nazi occupied Poland. His innocence is slowly stripped away leaving a strong shell with a very tender heart inside. Brutal imagery at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scarlett | 5/18/2011

    " this is a great book, it keeps you wondering.
    i recomend this book for ages 9 up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shona | 5/11/2011

    " I LOVE THE BOOK ONCE "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 4/27/2011

    " So cute, innocent, and absolutely heartbreaking. its a tear-jerker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/23/2011

    " Lovely story about the past. Showed a horrible history in World war two "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rshelite | 3/16/2011

    " Good book about a boy living in an orphanage during the holocost. He gets out to try to find his parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jemima | 3/13/2011

    " This was the best book I had ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 3/9/2011

    " Recommended only to older kids, as it really doesn't shy away from any of the horrible details, particularly the fates of some of the children. I really, really loved the character of Felix. "

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