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Boy Overboard

Boy Overboard

Jamal and Bibi live in Afganistan. When it is discovered that their mother has been running a school, they must leave home and begin a long journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their family and smugglers only to find that Australia isn't as welcoming as they... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780670914081
Barcode 9780670914081
Published 7 November 2002 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
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ISBN-13 9780670914081
ISBN-10 0670914088
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 7 November 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 310g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Refugees, Afghanistan, Juvenile fiction, Australia
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Jamal loves playing football, which isn't easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal's stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afganistan. When it is discovered that Jamal's mother has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their parents, hunger, and violent smugglers only to find that Australia isn't as welcoming as they had thought but, even though they face an uncertain future, Jamal, Bibi and their parents know that as long as they are together, that is all that matters.

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Author's Bio

Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely successful children's books. BUMFACE was shortlisted for the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal. Morris lives in Melbourne.

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