Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 40 books, he's one of Australia's most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children's Laureate for 2018-2019.
Once I didn't know about my grandfather Felix's scary childhood.
Then I found out what the Nazis did to his best friend Zelda.
Now I understand why Felix does the things he does.
At least he's got me.
My name is Zelda too.
This is our story.
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize 2010.
Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Award, Children's Fiction, 2011.
Winner, Speech Pathology Australia Award, Best Book for Language, 2011.