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After (Once/Now/Then/After) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Morris Gleitzman

Series: Once (4)

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Title:After (Once/Now/Then/After)
Authors:Morris Gleitzman
Info:Puffin (2012), Paperback, 176 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:holocaust, survival, war, World War II

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This part of Felix's story deals with the Partisans and being close to the fighting during WWII. Some of the events and scenarios are disturbing, but no doubt very accurate. Anyone interested in pursuing the history of the Jews during the Holocaust will appreciate this book. I feel this is Morris Gleitzman's best book of the series. ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 18, 2014 |
Book 4 (Once, Then, Now... but I would read it between Then and Now) ( )
  SparklePonies | Mar 24, 2014 |
I wish this book was written at the same time as Once & Then, Because i had read Once & Then & Now 3 years ago i found that i did quite get into the book 'After' straight away. After follows straight after Then and makes numerous references to Zelda (killed by the nazis in Then) and i kept confusing this Zelda with Felix's grand daughter Zelda in 'Now'. After goes back to when Felix is a young boy (about 13) and he is being sheltered by Gabriek (Polish) who is a partisan. The book retells of the Partisan influence against the Germans and how they helped many Jewish people. Gabriek's farm is burned down by retreating German troops and he is badly injured. Felix loads Gabriek onto teh draught horse Dom's back and go in search of the Partisan group who are camped in the forest. Gabriek's injuries are so bad that he is sent to the main camp and Felix is saddened that he has to stay behind and become the doctor's assistant. He is befriended and somewhat mothered by Yuli who protects him. The story continues where Yuli and Felix go on a mission to secured more food for the group and upon there return they witness the partisan group being counter attacked by Germans and killed. Yuli tells Felix to stay still as she goes to attack the soldiers. After the affray has cleared, Felix goes to investigate and believes Yuli to be dead. Felix returns to the town centre and befriends a group of children (Polish Jews and Germans) and together they hide in a swamp and look after each other. An end to war is declared, Yuli reappears and directs the Russian soldiers to take Felix to the concentration camp where Felix's parents were sent. Here Felix finds out his father is dead, but his mother is barely alive. They get to reunite just before she passes away. Felix stays at the camp to assist the doctor in caring for the Jewish prisoners. The story ends in a climax with Gabriek finding Felix at the camp and they journey to gether retracing their path. At the partisan camp they come across Szulk ( a nazi supporter)who attacks Gabriek. While defending Gabriek, Felix stabs Szulk and just as he is about to kill him, Felix has second thoughts and saves his life. Felix then proceeds to doctor up Szulk's injuries and then he and Gabriek walk off into the distance. ( )
  rata | Mar 13, 2013 |
The last book in Felix's story, this takes place immediately after Then. After hiding on a farm for 2 years, Felix joins the partisans and takes part in actions as the Nazis are defeated and leave Poland. ( )
  pmlyayakkers | Jan 2, 2013 |
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Following a heartbreaking struggle to survive as a Jewish child in Germany, Felix faces perhaps his greatest challenge; to find hope when he's lost almost everything. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconcile hatred and healing.… (more)

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