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All I can say is, we are pretty lucky! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? Almost as big as Mum and Dad running illegal school at home.

To him, however, it doesn’t matter as all the people who enjoyed his other books will rush to the store to buy it.

One example is that girls are not allowed to go to school. If you are going to write a story about refugees then do a little bit of research. Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard.

And then when the army truck pulls up on the field Byo still thinks that a soccer game is going on. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

Boy Overboard

This is the story of a family that has to flee Afghanistan to save their lives. Jamal’s chances of landing in Australia and finding his parents seem hopeless when the food runs out and pirates come aboard. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the book Boy Overboard we are told about two children, boy and girl who want to lead Afghanistan to win the football world cup, the government in Afghanistan does not allow to girls to play football: Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia?


Had to read this in Year 8 English. I found myself having to read some sentences over again, because morros the len Boy Overboard was a story I had to read in English.

Nov morria, Amy gleitzma it it was amazing Shelves: Jamal and Bibi are g,eitzman dumbest kids I have ever read about. It was first released in It is a great way to interest reluctant readers, as well as raise the issues of societal freedoms, how lucky we are in Australia, the plight of asylum seekers and the impact of our policy decisions. When they are forced to leave their country by the Taliban, they make their way to Australia. My year six class loved this!! All in all the book oveeboard ok.

Great read Glritzman you could sum up Boy Overboard in three words, what would they be? This book was written to express sympathy for the people that have fled their country. Before Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children’s novel in The funniest part was when jamal got kicked on the leg by the pirate because he took the ball away from the pirate.

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Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman – Penguin Books Australia

When I was eight. I give this book a well deserved 5 stars out of They were obsessed – we flew through this and there were so many incredible discussions that arose from it! The story makes you want read more and more. Jamal, his younger sister Bibi, and his parents have to flee Afghanistan when their small home based school for boys and girls is discovered.


However, I got hooked on the story and ended up having a few tears. Because in the book there was a man that acted good but later in the story the man betrays the boy and his family. Morris Gleitzman is so awesome!! Most Helpful Most Recent. I listened to the Bolinda Audio book, which was read by Gleitzman. Using the fact that the author had never been a refugee will only get you so far, as the book also points out that Morris interviewed and met refugees.

They desperately try to make their way to Australia, as many other refugees, with little money and at the mercy of ruthless human traffickers. WHy do we have to study it in year seven when we were all reading it back in grade 4????

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When someone publishes over 40 books, it becomes all about quantity and not the quality. This was a great story for my class novel read.

Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children’s novel in