Written by Morris Gleitzman
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Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK.
Jamal and sister Bibi want to lead Australia to victory in the World Cup, but that entails a journey from their homeland, Afghanistan where their family has upset the authorities, and a lengthy voyage overseas.
Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman
Jamal loves playing football, which isn't easy when your goalie only has one leg and you have to dodge landmines to get your ball back. When he and his family are forced to seek sanctuary in Australia, they undergo many troubles, but determine to see out an uncertain future together.
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Interest Age: From 9
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Penguin Books Ltd
7th August 2003
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