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Modern Age

Author: Gleitzman, Morris
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1942
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Poland
Topics: Holocaust
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Middle Grade, Upper Middle Grade
Format: Novel
Published: 2013

Trilogy: Once | Then | Now

World History > Modern Age > WWII / Holocaust

Felix and Zelda have escaped the death camp train, but where do they go now? They're two runaway kids in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust. Danger lies at every turn of the road.

With the help of a woman named Genia and their active imaginations, Felix and Zelda find a new home and begin to heal, forming a new family together. But can it last?

Morris Gleitzman's winning characters will tug at readers' hearts as they struggle to survive in the harsh political climate of Poland in 1942. Their lives are difficult, but they always remember what matters: family, love, and hope.

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