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Boy Overboard has ratings and reviews. Amy said: Maybe I’ve read this book at least a dozen times maybe my copy is coming unglued f. Written by Morris Gleitzman, Audiobook narrated by Morris Gleitzman. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time visiting Audible? Get this. : Boy Overboard (): Morris Gleitzman: Books.

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And maybe it’s primary purpose is to explain to children the horrifying plight of asylum seekers, and attempt to humanise an issue that xenophobic assholes spend all their efforts dehumanising.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Feb 04, Monish P rated it liked it. Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman. Great way to engage reluctant boys in reading and everyone gleitzmwn in the class. But they’re sure they can achieve their dream, if only they can get to Australia.

Jamal, his younger sister Bibi, and his parents have to flee Afghanistan when their small home based school for boys and girls is discovered.

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The character are infuriating, the plot line is awful and the whole writing style is for 3 year olds. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter.


I know there are some teens and adults who enjoy reading good, classic children’s books, but I don’t think this book holds up for older audiences. Don’t like your audiobook? Publisher’s Summary Jamal and Bibi have a dream.

Morris Gleitzman Narrated by: So I read it. I forgot just how good this actually was. Trivia About Boy Overboard. Published by Chivers North America first published August 1st And maybe the main character is absolutely fixated on soccer, to an annoying extent, as a way of making a child from Afghanistan relatable and real, rather than just ‘the other’.

Would be great for exploring the way people live differently around the world. Jamal is too dumb Whilst Jamal acts like overboarr adult, he is also ovsrboard stupid – another kid stereotype. On page 12 of the book how does bibi describe her character?

And maybe my copy is coming unglued from the spine from the number of times I’ve read it and the overboadr of times I’ve flipped to the title page to see the authors signature and dedication ‘G’day Amy! View all 3 comments.

Aug 31, AlJesus added it. The book is addicting because you want to never stop reading. Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman No preview available – I hated this book so much. The Australian government insists on taking more and more disgusting measures to avoid fulfilling their legal and moral obligation to house and accept asylum seekers.


The book is about a family who is forced to flee their country due to a mrris government wanting them dead. A beautiful story told from the innocent perspective of a young boy.

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He was born in England in and emigrated to Australia in so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer. My library Help Advanced Book Search. They just appear at the airport, they just appear at the dock, an army ship just appears!

I read this book in one go, just couldn’t put it down. WHy do we have to study it in year seven when we were all reading it back in grade 4???? This is the third time I’ve read this book. This is one of my favourites.

This is just down right unacceptable. I understand what the author is trying to do but I personally do not agree with it. Jul 29, Madelyn rated mofris did not like it.