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Morris Gleitzman is a bestselling Australian children’s author and the current Australian Children’s Laureate. He was born in England and emigrated to Australia when he was thirteen. He gained prominence through his columns in Australian magazines, and as a writer for popular television series, but true fame came with his writing for children, often focusing on uncomfortable or confrontational subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. His titles include Two Weeks with the Queen, Grace, Doubting Thomas, Bumface, Give Peas A Chance, Extra Time, Loyal Creatures, Toad Delight and the series Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe. Two Weeks with the Queen was adapted into a play which was produced around the world. Morris lives in Brisbane and Sydney, and his books are published in more than twenty countries. His books have won, among other awards, all of the Australian Readers Choice Awards voted for by children.
Once I escaped from an underground hiding place by telling a story. It was a bit exaggerated. It was a bit fanciful. It was my imagination getting a bit carried away. It was a lie.
— Once, Morris Gleitzman
A resonant shot to the heart—Gleitzman delivers a sharp sense of what it must have been like to be a child during the Holocaust, forced to grow up far too quickly.
— Kirkus Review on Once
It's gentle, and humane, and ordinary, Once, even though its subject is the violent, the inhumane, and the twisted. Readers, child and adult alike, will fall in love with Felix and Zelda, the little girl he takes under his wing, and whose catchphrase is Don't you know anything?
It gives dignity where once it was taken away.
— Bookbag on Once