Now, Series: Felix and Zelda book 3 – Gleitzman, Morris

<p>Now<br />
Series: Felix and Zelda book 3 </p>

Title

Now Series: Felix and Zelda book 3

Author

Gleitzman, Morris

Publisher

Penguin

Published Date

2010

Annotation

Felix is now in his 80s and a retired doctor. He struggles to understand the events of his childhood and suffers from ‘survivor’s guilt’ that can haunt those who survive horrific events. His granddaughter, Zelda, who is ten-years-old, is named after Felix’s childhood friend. When Zelda experiences bullying, Felix relives his past and resolves horrific memories of the past. Together Zelda and Felix brave a horrific bushfire, Victoria’s Black Saturday, based on this real catastrophe. This event and its aftermath help Zelda understand her namesake and that she too has special strengths.

Key Concepts

Empathy, Friendship, History, Hope, Racism, Refugees, Resilience, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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