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Morris Gleitzman

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Morris Gleitzman was born in 1953 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England. He and his family emigrated to Australia in 1969. Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. Before he began to write full time, he held various jobs as a paperboy, department vis mere store Santa Claus, fashion-design assistant and sugar-mill employee. In between, he managed to earn a degree in Professional Writing at the Canberra College of Advanced Education. Later he became sole writer for three award-winning and top-rating seasons with the TV comedy series The Norman Gunston Show. Gleitzman has written a number of film and television movie screenplays, including The Other Facts of Life and Second Childhood, both produced by The Australian Children's Television Foundation. The Other Facts of Life won the 1985 AWGIE Award for the Best Original Children's Film Script. Gleitzman has also written live stage material for Rolf Harris, Pamela Stephenson and the Governor General of Australia. Morris is also well known through his semi-autobiographical columns in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald magazine, Good Weekend, from which he has retired after nine years. Collections of his columns have been published by Pan Macmillan in Just Looking and Gleitzman on Saturday, and by Penguin in Self Helpless. One of his most successful books for young people is Two Weeks with the Queen, an international bestseller which was also adapted into a play by Mary Morris. The play had many successful seasons in Australia and was produced at the National Theatre in London in 1995. His other books have been either shortlisted for, or have won numerous children's book prizes around the country. These include The Other Facts of Life, Second Childhood, Misery Guts, Worry Warts, Puppy Fat, Blabber Mouth, Sticky Beak, Belly Flop, Water Wings, Bumface, Gift Of The Gab, Toad Rage, Wicked! and Deadly!, two six-part novels written in collaboration with Paul Jennings, Adults Only, Toad Heaven, Boy Overboard, Teacher's Pet, and his latest book, Toad Away. Gleitzman's children's books have been published in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Sweden and Finland. Gleitzman himself was voted Favourite Australian Author for 1999 in the Dymocks Booksellers Children's Choice Awards. Bumface was voted Second Most Popular Children's Book Of All Time in the 1999 Angus & Robertson National Readers' Survey. He is also an Astrid Lindgren award nominee. Morris Gleitzman was nominated for a 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal in the Australian author and ilustrator category. In 2016, his book Soon won the 2016 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award, Young Readers and and the 2016 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs) for Fiction for years 7-9. He was also named the 2018-2019 Australian Children's Laureate. The theme for his two-year term will be Stories Make Us - Stories Create Our Future. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Morris Gleitzman

Once (2005) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,063 eksemplarer, 54 anmeldelser
Toad Rage (1999) 556 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Then (2008) 454 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Toad Heaven (2001) 407 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Now (2010) 381 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Two Weeks with the Queen (1990) 345 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Boy Overboard (2003) 305 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Misery Guts (1991) 262 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
After (2012) 187 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Blabber Mouth (1992) 155 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Girl Underground (2004) 153 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Bumface (1998) 126 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Toad Away (2003) 126 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Soon (2015) 115 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Wicked: All Six Books In One (1997) 114 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Once and Then (2009) 110 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Worry Warts (1992) 110 eksemplarer
Deadly!: All six books in one! (2001) 94 eksemplarer
Sticky Beak (1995) 92 eksemplarer
Water Wings (1996) 88 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Maybe (2017) 87 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Belly Flop (1996) 85 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Grace (2009) 83 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Puppy Fat (1995) 80 eksemplarer
Teacher's Pet (2003) 76 eksemplarer
Gift of the Gab (1999) 68 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Other Facts of Life (1985) 64 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wicked! Part 2: Battering Rams (1997) 60 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Adults Only (2001) 56 eksemplarer
Worm Story (2004) 56 eksemplarer
Give Peas a Chance (2007) 54 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Doubting Thomas (2006) 52 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Wicked! Part 1: The Slobberers (1997) 51 eksemplarer
Too Small To Fail (2011) 47 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Loyal Creatures (2014) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Second Childhood (1990) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Deadly! Book 1: Nude (2000) 42 eksemplarer
Deadly! Book 4: Hunt (2001) 41 eksemplarer
Wicked! Part 3: Croaked (1997) 41 eksemplarer
Wicked! Part 4: Dead Ringer (1997) 40 eksemplarer
Extra Time (2013) 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wicked! Part 5: The Creeper (1997) 39 eksemplarer
Always (2019) 36 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Toad Surprise (2008) 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tickled onions (2010) 32 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Aristotle's Nostril (2005) 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Deadly! Book 5: Grope (2001) 26 eksemplarer
Deadly! Book 3: Stiff (2000) 25 eksemplarer
Deadly! Book 6: Pluck (2001) — Forfatter — 25 eksemplarer
Pizza Cake (2011) 22 eksemplarer
Self-helpless (2000) 19 eksemplarer
Deadly! Book 2: Brats (2000) 18 eksemplarer
The Blabber Mouth Collection (2008) 12 eksemplarer
Snot Chocolate (2016) 9 eksemplarer
Toad Delight (2016) 7 eksemplarer
Belly Flop and Water Wings (2006) 6 eksemplarer
Help around the house (2018) 6 eksemplarer
Tweet (2024) 5 eksemplarer
Gleitzman on Saturday (1993) 4 eksemplarer
Um Dia (Portuguese Edition) (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Le bout du tunnel (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Sauertöpfe. ( Ab 10 J.) (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Talvez 2 eksemplarer
Em Breve (2020) 2 eksemplarer
A Seguir (Portuguese Edition) (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Depois (Portuguese Edition) (2019) 2 eksemplarer
UMA VEZ 2 eksemplarer
A Morris Gleitzman Collection (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Shelf Talker Morris Gleitzman (2006) 1 eksemplar
The Deadly! Series (2015) 1 eksemplar
Potom 1 eksemplar
Brzy 1 eksemplar
Když 1 eksemplar
Kdysi 1 eksemplar
Agora 1 eksemplar
Wicked! Part Four: Dead Ringer (2006) 1 eksemplar
Druiloren (2001) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragyder — 778 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser

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UK (birth)
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Canberra College of Advanced Education (Professional Writing)
East Wickham County Primary Junior School
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
bottle-shop shelf-stacker
department store Santa Claus
frozen chicken defroster (vis alle 8)
fashion-design assistant
Sugar-Mill employee
Kort biografi
Morris Gleitzman (born 9 January 1953) is an English-born Australian author of children's and young adult fiction. He has gained recognition for sparking an interest in AIDS in his controversial novel Two Weeks with the Queen (1990).



The war is over, and 14-year-old Felix, Gabriek, and 16-year-old Anya are on their way back to Gabriek’s farm to make a new home. Things don’t work out as planned, though, and soon Felix is making plans for a new home in Australia. Maybe things will be better there. Felix must keep looking over his shoulder for the murderous gangster, Zliv, who blames Felix for his brother’s death and is determined to make him pay.

I’ve grown to love Felix over the first six books in this series. He is a survivor, but not in a selfish way. Felix has a gift for friendship, and he surrounds himself with others who need his help who can also help him. This book is a reminder that, for many, suffering and hardship didn’t end with the defeat of the Nazis. Felix and his friends are better off than when they started, but they still have more challenges ahead of them. I look forward to reading the final book in the series to see what a new life in Australia has in store for Felix.… (mere)
cbl_tn | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 2, 2024 |
This book was a good read. I think there are a few politicians who need to be checking out the YA section of their local bookshop for this.
LaurenThemself | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 14 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |



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