Now by Morris Gleitzman

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Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now. Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired in the community. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a cataclysmic event armed only with their with gusto and love—an event that helps them achieve salvation from the past, but also brings the possibility of destruction. Now is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

About Morris Gleitzman

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Morris Gleitzman has been a sugar-mill employee, frozen-chicken defroster, fashion-industry trainee, department-store Santa, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he's one of Australia's best-loved children's book authors, with books published worldwide.
Published June 5, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 193 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Once and Then (2010, 2011) blend into Now in today's Australia as Dr. Felix Salinger, 80, relates his childhood and shows his present to his 11-year-old granddaughter, narrator Zelda.

Mar 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Now

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Felix’s impassioned confrontation with local bullies (“People die because of stupid, vicious talk like that”) gives Zelda a rare glimpse into the past of a grandfather she admires, while emphasizing how undeserving she feels of her name, believing she lacks her namesake’s bravery.

Apr 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Now

Suite 101

During a heated moment, a man slaps a three year old boy who is not his son, nor a relation of his.

Jun 28 2010 | Read Full Review of Now

The Bookbag

Summary: The concluding part of this lovely and moving trilogy about the Holocaust takes us to the present day in Australia, where Zelda struggles to live up to the namesake who died at the hands of the Nazis.

Oct 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Now

Historical Novel Society

With Felix, a 14-year-old Polish Jewish boy, the reader witnesses terrifying, incomprehensible incidents, but as Felix grows in understanding he realizes the truth behind the events.

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