Felix and Zelda #2: Then

“I had a plan for me and Zelda. Pretend to be someone else. Find new parents. Be safe forever. Then the Nazis came.”

Felix and Zelda have escaped from immediate danger, leaping from the cattle train transporting them to the death camps. But their trials are far from over. The Nazis are everywhere, genocide is in full swing, and there is nowhere safe for them to hide. Then the children find someone who will give them shelter, disguising them as her own offspring. But as the bond between the children and their rescuer grows, they will learn that, in a time of atrocity, love is not enough to conquer all… The second book in Morris Gleitzman’s heartbreaking trilogy set during the Holocaust.

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  • loved it

    Very touching book and would highly recommend!

    24 March 2018

  • After reading them and having positive comments I have been wanting to read the remains of the trioldgy however I wasn’t grabbed as before yet I still feel its a good book

    18 June 2014

  • loved it

    This is such a sad but wonderful book, i could imagine being there but am so glad i wasn’t

    9 March 2013

  • loved it

    A truly heartbreaking book that reminds you of how cruel it was to be stuck in the holocaust and WW2. Felix has lost so much hope but it doesn’t die.

    10 November 2012

  • loved it

    this book is a heart breaking story but i couldnt put it down when i finished it i cried for 2 hours straight ): five stars *

    23 February 2012

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    Morris Gleitzman

    One of Australia’s, and now the world’s, best-known and loved children’s authors, Morris Gleitzman tackles tough subjects in a funny and offbeat way. He has never set out to write “issues books” and says that his writing is as much for himself as for his readers.


    Morris has won many awards in Australia, including the YABBA award for Bumface and Toad Rage, and won the 2013 Redbridge Book Award for After.

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