Once

Rating


Quick to read
10

Build your vocabulary
8

Motivating
10

Engaging
8

Global
0
Score

Why read it?


  • Morris Gleitzman is a celebrated author for children and adolescents, who writes about very serious and important topics in an understandable and simple way.
  • The style of English is really understandable.
  • It only has 150 pages, which means it is quick to read and very motivating.
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Synopsis


Once is the first in a series of five books.  It is a beautifully written book set during the Holocaust, following a Jewish boy named Felix, who lives in Poland and runs away from a Catholic orphanage to try to find his parents.  During the story he meets other orphans who join him on his journey. One of them is a girl called Zelda who he finds in a house with her dead parents. He takes her with him, protects her and tries to comfort her through telling her stories.  He is eventually forced on a train on its way to the concentration camps.  Although Once is a fiction novel, Gleitzman was inspired by the story of Janusz Korczak and the events of World War II.

Details


  • Author: Morriz Gleitzman
  • Category: Easy read, Fiction, Quick read, Top recommendations, Young reader.