(2 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Puffin

Then opens with Felix and Zelda running for their lives from a train taking them to a concentration camp. Both orphaned children, first seen in Once, know that if they fall into the hands of the Nazis again they will be killed.

Felix’s gift for storytelling and passionate love for the books of Richmal Compton helps to sustain the pair against the danger of occupied Poland and the fate of Felix’s fellow Jews. The children want to find new parents to protect them but when they find salvation at the home of a kindly Polish woman, they realise their future is still precarious.

Felix narrates the book - his ten-year-old voice recounting acts of great inhumanity but kindness too. This is a thought-provoking and heartbreaking story with inspiring protagonists who, despite the horrors they witness, manage to remain courageous and hopeful.

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Author: Sharon Dogar

This fictionalised account of Peter (a teenage Dutch Jew, hiding from the Nazis with his family and their friends, the Franks) is a meditation on the power of written testimony and the nature of evil.

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Author: Morris Gleitzman

The fourth installment in Morris Gleitzman's unforgettable series beginning with Once, tells the story of what happened to Felix in the final, agonising stages of the Second World War.

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