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Morris Gleitzman

  • 5 stars across 96 books
    Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface, Boy Overboard and Girl Underground.
    23rd February 2006

    Once

    Once by Morris Gleitzman is the story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he lives in ... More

    (10 reviews)
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    6th August 2015

    Soon

    Soon is the latest powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman's bestselling Second World War series about Feli... More

    (6 reviews)
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    1st January 2009

    Then

    In Then - Morris Gleitzman's heartbreaking children's novel set during the Nazi occupation of Poland during the Se... More

    (4 reviews)
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    4th March 1999

    Two Weeks with the Queen

    'I need to see the Queen about my sick brother.' Colin Mudford is on a quest. His brother Luke has cancer and... More

    (3 reviews)
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    2nd August 2012

    After

    After is the fourth shocking, funny and heartbreaking book in Morris Gleitzman's Second World War series. Aft... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th August 2011

    Too Small To Fail

    1 boy. 1 girl. 1 camel. Squillions of dollars. A plan that can't fail. Or can it? Oliver's pa... More

    (1 review)
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    5th March 2002

    Wicked!

    (1 review)
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    21st September 2017

    Maybe

    A powerfully moving addition to Morris Gleitzman's bestselling series about Felix and Zelda which takes place in 1945, ... More

    (1 review)
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    8th October 2009

    Toad Surprise

    A cane toad's hilarious quest to discover the true meaning of Christmas! Limpy has a dream. A dream in which cane t... More

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    5th May 2015

    Always Watching

    This daughter of a rock star has it all-until murder crashes her world. The exciting and suspenseful Rayne Tour ser... More

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