Felix’s Diary

Dear diary,

My name is Felix and I have been living in an orphanage for 3 years and 8 months. I’m not really an orphan though; my parents put me in here for safety. They went to India to catch a special bird from the Legendary Bird Island! At least, that’s what I remember them telling me.

The orphanage isn’t really a place that I would like to call home. The ceiling is dripping with water and the wooden floorboards are rotting away. I can’t forget about the walls that had been yellowing over time. Bath time is the worst here. You have to be the luckiest kid alive to be first. You come out dirtier than when you went in! I do like Mother Minka; she’s the only one who knows my secret. Anyway i’m planning to escape from here and find my parents. It was kind of them to put me here but 3 years and 8 months is a bit much. Where could they be?


Diary Entry

My name is Felix and I have been in this orphanage for 3 years and 8 months. I feel like the luckiest person here because my parents are the only ones alive. I’m only here for safety; my parents went to Africa to get some new books. At least I think that’s what happened. All there is to do is write stories, play with Dodie and scare Mother Minka. It gets me into a lot of trouble!

The orphanage is alright I guess but bath time is the worst!!! I’m always the last one in. It’s all cold dirty when it’s my turn. I would rather stay out because if I went in I would be even more dirty than I was. I want to leave here!


Monday January 14th 1939

World War 2

Dear Diary

My name is Felix and I am 10 and I live in an orphanage. I have been living here for 3 years and 8 months. I am not really an orphan – the only person that knows that is Mother Minka. The reason I am here is because Mum and Dad don’t want the Nazis to know I’m Jewish and kill me.

The orphanage is alright I guess. The walls are still yellow and not all rusty. I love the food; it’s nice. Once I got a whole carrot in my soup. I think this means my mum and dad will come for me.

I’ve got mixed feelings about the future. I want to go and find mum and dad but I’ve got this weird feeling that it’s not safe. I hope mum and dad are OK. That’s it –  I’m going to find them.