Books by Morris Gleitzman

NOW by Morris Gleitzman
Released: June 5, 2012

"A fine, taut novel full of understanding. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Once and Then (2010, 2011) blend into Now in today's Australia as Dr. Felix Salinger, 80, relates his childhood and shows his present to his 11-year-old granddaughter, narrator Zelda. Read full book review >
THEN  by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2011

Sequel to the searing Once (2010), this tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War II is equally powerful. Read full book review >

ONCE by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

When his Jewish parents place young Felix in an orphanage in war-torn Poland, they tell him that they must leave to fix their book business. Read full book review >

TOAD AWAY by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: March 14, 2006

In his third outing (Toad Rage, 2004; Toad Heaven, 2005), Limpy the cane-toad peacenik travels all the way to the Amazon in search of an end to the bitter "war" humans seem determined to fight against all his ugly kind. Read full book review >

TOAD HEAVEN by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

Gleitzman brings back the pustulant pipsqueak hero of Toad Rage (p. 329) for further ground-level riffs on man's inhumanity to animal—with an Aussie beat. Read full book review >

TOAD RAGE by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 27, 2004

Ugliness may be only skin deep, but that turns out to be deep enough in this droll odyssey from Down Under. Read full book review >

PUPPY FAT by Morris Gleitzman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

In this third installment in a humorous series about the trials of worrier Keith Shipley (Misery Guts, 1993, etc.), he is now concerned about his divorced parents. Read full book review >

STICKY BEAK by Morris Gleitzman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1995

A rare bird indeed—a sequel that is actually more enjoyable than its predecessor. Feisty, mute Rowena is a year older than she was in Blabber Mouth (see above). Read full book review >

BLABBER MOUTH by Morris Gleitzman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1995

A humorous novel from Australia starring a well-meaning heroine who is tempestuous and larger-than-life—and who was born mute. Rowena Batts's inability to speak doesn't stop her from talking up a storm. Read full book review >

MISERY GUTS by Morris Gleitzman
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

Keith, who barely remembers when he last saw his parents smile, is determined to cheer them up, but his exaggerated efforts are as inappropriate as they are well intentioned: Mum and Dad are devastated to find their fish-and-chips shop painted with Tropical Mango Hi-Gloss (intended as a maximum contrast to London's fog), and automatically reject his proposals for a South Sea vacation—or a move to Australia's tropical coast. Read full book review >