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Boy Overboard

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.

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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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ISBN: 9780141316253
Publication date: 07/08/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780141316253
Publication date: 7th August 2003
Author: Morris Gleitzman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Morris Gleitzman

One of Australia's, and now the world's, best-known and loved children's authors, Morris Gleitzman tackles tough subjects in a funny and offbeat way . He has never set out to write "issues books" and says that his writing is as much for himself as for his readers. THE BASICS Born: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, January 9th 1953Jobs: Paperboy, Shelf-Stacker, Department Store Santa Claus, Frozen Chicken Defroster, Assistant to Fashion Designer, Rolling-Stock Unhooker in a Sugar Mill, TV Comedy Writer, Magazine ColumnistLives: VictoriaFirst Book: The Other Facts of Life, 1985

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