Morris Gleitzman





Morris Gleitzman

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in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, The United Kingdom
January 09, 1953

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Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia's most successful authors, both internationally and at home. He was born in England in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

Before realising that dream, he had a colourful career as paperboy, bottle-shop shelf-stacker, department store Santa Claus, frozen chicken defroster, fashion-design assistant and sugar-mill employee. In between he managed to gain a degree in Professional Writing at the Canberra College of Advanced Education. Later he became sole writer for three award-wi
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Average rating: 3.95 · 28,705 ratings · 2,612 reviews · 75 distinct works · Similar authors
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Now (Once, #3)
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After (Once, #4)
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Boy Overboard
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“Everybody deserves to have something good in their life. At least once”
Morris Gleitzman, Once

“A little hope goes a long way.”
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“Don't sit back and wait for God to do it all. Ask for His advice, but be prepared to do the hard yards yourself.”
Morris Gleitzman, Grace

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