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Now (edition 2012)

by Morris Gleitzman

Series: Once (3)

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Title:Now
Authors:Morris Gleitzman
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 192 pages
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Tags:australia, survival, fire, bullying

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This book was a big disappointment after 'Once' and 'Then'. Whilst the naive, innocent voice of ten year old Felix was beautiful, I found the similar voice of Zelda, 60 years later, absolutely irritating. Having been a primary school teacher for over 20 years, I thought her voice was an insult to all Grade 6 girls who are far more savvy and sophisticated than the girl portrayed in this book. Zelda sounds much, much younger especially concerning the relationship she has with her dog, Jumble. For example: 'I give Jumble another big hug. "Thanks," I say. He's the best sister I've ever had.' ((p. 78). Please, Mr Gleitzman get real! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
This book was a big disappointment after 'Once' and 'Then'. Whilst the naive, innocent voice of ten year old Felix was beautiful, I found the similar voice of Zelda, 60 years later, absolutely irritating. Having been a primary school teacher for over 20 years, I thought her voice was an insult to all Grade 6 girls who are far more savvy and sophisticated than the girl portrayed in this book. Zelda sounds much, much younger especially concerning the relationship she has with her dog, Jumble. For example: 'I give Jumble another big hug. "Thanks," I say. He's the best sister I've ever had.' ((p. 78). Please, Mr Gleitzman get real! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
Felix, a Holocaust survivor, is now 80 years old. With the help of Zelda, his grand daughter, Felix confronts some very sensitive memories of the past. This story is poignant and heart-wrenching. The transparency of their relationship was very sweet. ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 12, 2014 |
The third book of the trilogy is based on the present day of Felix and his granddaughter Zelda. This book is about Felix an 80 year old man taking care of his 11 year old granddaughter named Zelda in Australia. Zelda name came from Felix's friend who died by the Nazi's. She wants to be like Zelda but she gets bullied by people in school who don't believe that Zelda's grandfather is the best doctor.

This story is basically about Zelda being bullied because people in her school don't believe that her grandfather is the best doctor. One day a dangerous bushfire occurred......
  Suthen | Jun 14, 2013 |
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.
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 huge bushfires, a catastrophic event, armed only with their gusto and love - an event that helps them achieve salvation from the past, but also brings the possibility of destruction.
Fantastic series to understand atrocities of war without being too harsh. ( )
  rata | May 7, 2013 |
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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

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Morris Gleitzman's acclaimed story of friends Felix and Zelda in Nazi-occupied Poland has captured the hearts and minds of readers worldwide. In 'Now' he delivers the final chapter, bringing this most moving of stories into the present day.

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