©2005 Morris Gleitzman; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
5 star. 9 year old and 11 year old boy and girl both captivated. Keen to read and listen to the whole series. My daughter searched you tube for the movie. Was disappointed. Not sure that I would let her watch the movie but great to listen together, explain, learn and be entertained in a very moving way.
"once ..loved by all"
i bought this book for my 11 yr old boy
who loved it but the person who really adored it
was my 8 yr old niece who listened it to over and over again.
this story really captured her imagination.
"Such a sad story"
That the boy tried to write stories about his experiences.
The boy in the striped pajamas
It was more sad I think listening to it. If I'd been reading it I'd not have finished it.
Cry cry. Laugh a little then cry some more.
My kids loved this story and series in fact. At first I thought it a bit naive and young for them but I liked the way it gently introduced what would have been the experiences of a child during this time of history. They couldn't get enough of it and were talking about it for ages. Great read great story, loved hearing the author read.
"Love this book"
Really like hearing this story being read by the author. Morris Gleitzman is a great reader and writer. An amazing story of optimism and friendship. Highly recommended to people of all ages, especially kids. If you love this book, definitely go on and listen to 'Then', 'Now' and 'After'.
"I enjoyed this book... My kids loved it"
This is a good story in a kids perspective on a topic we all know. Both of my daughters enjoyed it so much that they put it on their ipods.
"Excellent for Children and Adults"
I listened to this with an 8 yr old. We both thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a story of a child who lives during the Nazi occupation of Poland and is told in his voice and from his standpoint. Highly recommend.
"Brillant, raw, insightful and so much more"
So heartbreaking and moving. Loved all the characters. Will get all the kids to listen to it.
Barney & Fliex are such heroes and the little girls that jumped.
Told from a child's point of view, Once is touching and heartbreaking. As a Jewish boy hidden in a Catholic Orphanage, our hero decides to go in search of his parents, in the middle of the Nazi effort to rid the world of his people. Caught up in the tragedy this child relates the atrocities in such an innocent voice that it has stuck with me every since. At once being part of something he cannot comprehend, and trying to sustain the hope his parents are alive, I found myself hoping beyond hope that history could change. Alas, it does not.
"not a childs book"
world war 2 thru the eyes of a inocent child it was shocking and heart rending and an unusual telling of a horrible time excelent
"Once we read a book"
Good story, catches the imagination, interesting. It was exciting and adventurous but sad. Be prepared.
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