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Gleitzman, Morris

Works: 412 works in 1,908 publications in 14 languages and 27,581 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Humorous fiction  Humor  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: PZ7.G4824, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Morris Gleitzman
Toad rage by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to understand why humans hate cane toads and to improve relations between the species, Limpy embarks on a dangerous trek from his swamp to the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia
Once by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After living in an Catholic orphanage for nearly four years, a naive Jewish boy runs away and embarks on a journey across Nazi-occupied Poland to find his parents
Then by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1940s Poland, ten-year-old Felix and his friend Zelda escape from a cattle car headed to the Nazi death camps and struggle to survive, first on their own and then with Genia, a farmer with her own reasons for hating Germans
Toad heaven by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the opposition of Ancient Eric and Malcolm, Limpy goes on a quest to find a place where cane toads can be safe from humans and live in harmony
Now by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While her physician-parents are working in Africa, eleven-year-old Zelda is living with her grandfather, eighty-year-old Holocaust-survivor Felix Salinger, in Australia, when a disaster leads them both to deal with unresolved feelings about the first Zelda, Felix's childhood friend
Toad away by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Finnish and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his third adventure, Limpy the cane toad goes to the Amazon to learn the secret of living in harmony with humans
Two weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

76 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to live with relatives in England when his younger brother develops a rare form of cancer, Colin tries to see the Queen to help find a cure for his brother
Blabber mouth by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mute girl is anything but silent as she talks with her hands & inside her head. An Australian schoolgirl who is unable to speak is embarrassed by her father's outlandish dress and behavior
Misery guts by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of twelve-year-old Keith as he tries to cheer up his parents in such ways as painting their shop in bright colors and convincing them to move from gloomy England to a place called Paradise
Sticky Beak by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Rowena, who is mute, rescues a pet cockatoo from the class bully, she begins to make sense of her feelings about the new baby her father and stepmother are expecting
Worry warts by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worried because his parents' constant fighting has been aggravated by their financial troubles, twelve-year-old Keith decides to solve the problem by running away to pick up a fortune in the Australian opal fields
Puppy fat by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith worries about his separated parents and wants to improve their appearance so they will find new partners, but he realizes that he cannot change them into different people. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Bumface by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angus dreams of being bold, brave, wild and free. Like the pirate in the stories he tells his younger brother and sister. Instead Angus is just plain tired from changing nappies and wiping food off walls. His Mum calls him Mr Dependable, but Angus can barely cope. Another baby would be a disaster. So Angus comes up with a plan to stop his Mum getting pregnant. That's when he meets Rindi, and Angus thought he had problems! Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
After by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a heartbreaking struggle to survive as a Jewish child in Germany, Felix faces perhaps his greatest challenge; to find hope when he's lost almost everything. As Europe goes through the final agonizing stages of the war, Felix struggles to reconcile hatred and healing
Boy overboard by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamal dreams of playing soccer in the World Cup even though he lives in a country where children are not allowed to play the game. When the family is forced to flee their homeland, Jamal and his sister Bibi are separated from their parents and must continue the perilous journey alone with other refugees on a leaking boat. Jamal's chances of landing in Australia and finding his parents seem hopeless when the food runs out and pirates come aboard. This story is not about an actual family but the author has written it with help from people who told him of their own dangerous journeys
Water Wings by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl had never seen so much sadness on one face. Not even on Winston's the night Dad left. Gran's face was so creased Peal was worried it would start cracking too. Gran stared at the water wings for ages. Then suddenly she bent forward into the torchlight and stuffed them angrily into her box of junk. Her eyes, Pearl saw, were full of tears
Soon by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Slovenian and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I hoped the Nazis would be defeated. And they were. I hoped the war would be over. And it was. I hoped we would be safe. But we aren't."
Girl underground by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridget's parents are "crims", however she is succeeding pretty well at her posh new school and has even made a friend, Menzies, the son of the federal Minister for National Development. Then she finds out about Menzies' penfriend, Jamal, a refugee kid from Afghanistan held in a detention centre. However when appeals to the government and the prime minister himself fail to set Jamal and his sister free, Bridget and Menzies decide to take matters into their own hands. Companion novel to: Boy Overboard. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Belly flop by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been an 8 year drought, and as son of the local bank manager Mitch is definitely the most hated kid in town; but with the help of Doug, his guardian angel, he is sure he can succeed with a plan to make him and his family popular again. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Worm story by Morris Gleitzman( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who likes stomach acid and sludge farming and wants to find a friend? Wilton the worm. Who likes running away and hiding and wants to save the world? Algy the microbe. What's huge and scary and the first thing they see outside? Underpants
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Alternative Names
Gelaiziman, Molisi 1953-

Geleiziman, Molisi

Gleitzman, Maurice 1953-

Gleitzman, Morris

Morris Gleitzman anglo-australský autor knih pro děti a mládež

Morris Gleitzman australiensk författare

Morris Gleitzman australsk skribent

Morris Gleitzman auteur de livres pour la jeunesse, scénariste et journaliste

Morris Gleitzman englisch-australischer Schriftsteller

Morris Gleitzman escritor australiano

Morris Gleitzman Morris gleitzman

Моррис Глайцман

글라이츠만, 모리스 1953-

글레이츠먼, 모리스 1953-

グライツマン, モリス


葛萊茲曼文, 莫里斯 1953-

English (489)

German (21)

French (21)

Spanish (14)

Italian (11)

Chinese (10)

Dutch (10)

Japanese (7)

Indonesian (6)

Catalan (5)

Finnish (4)

Slovenian (4)

Czech (3)

Welsh (2)