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Publication Order of Blabber Mouth Books

Publication Order of Deadly! Books

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Publication Order of Misery Guts Books

Publication Order of Once Books

Publication Order of Toad Books

Publication Order of Wicked! Books

with Paul Jennings

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Other Facts of Life (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Childhood (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Weeks with the Queen (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Looking (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belly Flop (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water Wings (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bumface (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adults Only (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boy Overboard (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teachers Pet (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl Underground (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worm Story (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aristotle's Nostril (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doubting Thomas (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Give Peas a Chance (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Small to Fail (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pizza Cake (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extra Time (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loyal Creatures (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Lobster's Birthday and Other Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Before he became an author, Morris Gleitzman worked first as a screenwriter. In the year 1985, Morris Gleitzman wrote his very first children books. Gleitzman comic style of writing has, in turn, made him a favorite to children and adults alike. Currently, Morris Gleitzman is now one of Australia’s most successful writers. Morris Gleitzman was born in the year 1953, in England. In the year 1969, his family emigrated to Australia, and in the process, he not only escaped school but also had a chance of becoming an extremely famous writer. Before Gleitzman could realize his lifelong dream, he had an extremely colorful childhood as a paperboy, department store Santa-claus, bottle shelf stacker, sugar mill employee and fashion design assistant.

After completing his high school education, Morris Gleitzman joined Canberra college where he majored in Professional Writing. Later on, Morris Gleitzman eventually became the only writer of top rating and award seasons of the critically acclaimed TV series, the Norman Gunston Show. Gleitzman also had a chance of writing several telemovie screenplays and feature films including Second Childhood, Other Facts of Life, which were both produced by Australian’s Children Television Foundation. Other Facts of Life emerged the winner during AGWIE Awards. Morris Gleitzman had the opportunity of penning down live stage material for the Governor-General of Australia, Pamela Stephenson, and Rolf Harris. Morris Gleitzman is widely known by many people through the semi-autobiographical columns in the Sydney Herald Magazine, Good Weekend and the Age.

However, Morris Gleitzman became highly successful due to his highly popular children’s books. Two Weeks with the Queen is one of Morris Gleitzman highly popular children’s book. Apart from becoming an international bestseller, Two-Weeks with the Queen was adapted into a feature play by one Mary Morris. The play proved to be a success in Australia and was even produced at London’s national theatre in the year 1995. All of Morris Gleitzman children’s book have either won or have been shortlisted for several children’s book awards.

The holocaust was one of the largest tragedy, which struck the lives of many people by one person. A majority of the narratives about the Holocaust are normally second-hand accounts from survivors who were willing to narrate their experiences. Normally, it is normally hard to hear these accounts from a child’s perspective. Once by Morris Gleitzman gives a different account of the Holocaust. In Once author, Morris Gleitzman introduces the readers to Felix, an extremely young boy, who was growing up in Poland. During this period Poland and several other European countries were under Adolf Hitler’s rule. Adolf Hitler is widely known for killing more than 11 million people, with 6 million being Jewish children, men, and women. During this period, Felix was only ten years old and unaware of the war, which was happening.

Due to the fact that his parents were bookkeepers, they decided to put Felix in a Catholic Orphanage to ensure that he was safe. Before they left, his parents told him that they would come back for him. While on his journey, Felix rescues Zelda, a young girl and these two characters eventually travel through Nazi-occupied Poland as Felix is looking for his parents. Felix can be considered both naïve and brave. Felix has no option but to remain strong for Zelda so that he can show her, that they will get through the journey. However, despite being strong Felix is also naïve mainly because he is still extremely young. Apart from being confused, Zelda is confused and helpless as she relies mainly on Felix for shelter and food and also as a distraction from reality. As a child, Zelda is completely unaware of the war; nonetheless, she still knows that there is something going on. Readers cannot help but fall in love with these two main characters. The several challenges that Felix and Zelda face will definitely have an impact on the readers because of the connection that author Morris Gleitzman between the characters and the readers.

Due to the fact that Zelda and Felix are young, the readers are going to form protective feelings between these two characters and in the process making the novel enjoyable and quite special. Author Morris Gleitzman writing style contributes mainly to the fact that the narrative is mainly told from a child’s point of view. Gleitzman’s story-telling tone and his childlike vocabularies mainly represent that of a child, which in turn makes the narrative extremely realistic. By making use of choppy sentences and simple vocabularies, author Gleitzman can fully reflect on the childish dialogue. Gleitzman also maintains Felix and Zelda’s innocence, irrespective of their encounters with all type of evils, which happens to be the most prominent traits in children. In the process, the narrative comes to life. Once Felix managed to escape from the orphanage to locate his mother at the father. Felix at one time saved a young girl from a burning house.

Now is the third installment of the Once book series. In Now, we are introduced to an extremely young girl, who is known as Zelda. Zelda believes that she might have just started a fire, which annihilated everything that they had in their possession. After the fire incidence, Tonya, who used to bully Tonya arrives with Josh, her brother at Felix’s house, mainly because their house exploded and the roof hit her brother Josh in the chest. Due to the fact that Josh has always been asthmatic, too much blood has been accumulating in his chest. Thus, Zelda was forced to form an operation considering the fact that Felix’s hands were too shaky due to old age. After the surgery, Josh was once again able to breathe. After the fire had passed, Josh and Tonya went back to look for their mom and dad.

Despite the fact that Tonya had thought they had died, the two found them alive and well. After they had settled, Josh informed his parents how Felix and Zelda had managed to save his life. Zelda still came to the rescue despite the fact that Tonya constantly bullied her. Author, Morris Glietzman used this narrative to show the readers that in case of emergencies, humanity will always win.

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