Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad. Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.
Once I made a Nazi with a toothache laugh.
My name is Felix . . . This is my story.
Everybody deserves to have something good in their life . . . At least once.
Powerful and moving - a should read
This small book has enormous power. It challenges perceptions, it shocks, it educates and it tells a very human tale of a life and a very small part of it at that. Gleitzman's grandparents survived Hitler's Europe and this book is a tribute to them and the thousands of others like them. A wonderful story teller Gleitzman is frequently thought provoking and yes although the content is challenging this is a book for children. Personally I think it is a book well worth reading with or to children and discussing the history and moral issues raised. If you don't have a child to read it with, read it yourself and pass it on to someone else when you are finished.