Boy Overboard

Boy Overboard➫ Boy Overboard Read ➳ Author Morris Gleitzman – Heartforum.co.uk Jamal and Bibi have a dream To lead Australia to football glory in the next World Cup But first they must face pirates, storms, and assassins Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey Jamal and Bibi have a dream To lead Australia to football glory in the next World Cup But first they must face pirates, storms, and assassins Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia.

Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children s novel in His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia s most successful authors, both internationally and at home He was born in England in and emigrated to Australia in so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous WriterBefore realising that dream, he had a colourful career as paperboy, bottle shop shelf stacker, department store Santa Claus, frozen chicken defroster, fashion design assistant and sugar mill employee In between he managed to gain a degree in Professional Writing at the Canberra College of Advanced Education Later he became sole writer for three award winning and top rating seasons with the TV comedy series The Norman Gunston ShowMorris wrote a number of feature film and telemovie screenplays, including The Other Facts of Life and Second Childhood, both produced by The Australian Children s Television Foundation The Other Facts of Life won an AWGIE Award for the Best Original Children s Film ScriptHe also wrote live stage material for people such as Rolf Harris, Pamela Stephenson and the Governor General of Australia Morris is well known to many people through his semi autobiographical columns in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald magazine, Good Weekend, which he wrote for nine yearsBut the majority of Morris accolades are for his hugely popular children s books One of his most successful books for young people is Two Weeks with the Queen, an international bestseller which was also adapted into a play by Mary Morris The play had many successful seasons in Australia and was then produced at the National Theatre in London in directed by Alan Ayckbourn, and also in South Africa, Canada, Japan and the USAAll his other books have been shortlisted for or have won numerous children s book prizes These include The Other Facts of Life, Second Childhood, Misery Guts, Worry Warts, Puppy Fat, Blabber Mouth, Sticky Beak, Belly Flop, Water Wings, Bumface, Gift Of The Gab, Toad Rage, Wicked and Deadly , two six part novels written in collaboration with Paul Jennings, Adults Only, Toad Heaven, Boy Overboard, Teacher s Pet, Toad Away, Girl Underground, Worm Story, Once, Aristotle s Nostril, Doubting Thomas, Give Peas A Chance, Then, Toad Surprise, Grace, Now, Too Small To Fail, and his latest book, Pizza Cake Morris children s books have been published in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Indonesia and Czechoslovakia, Russia and China.

Boy Overboard MOBI Ä Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Boy Overboard
  • Morris Gleitzman
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 0754079090

10 thoughts on “Boy Overboard

  1. Amy says:

    Maybe I ve read this book at least a dozen times before.And maybe my copy is coming unglued from the spine from the number of times I ve read it and the number of times I ve flipped to the title page to see the authors signature and dedication G day Amy And maybe it s written for 8 10 year olds.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.And may Maybe I ve read this book at least a dozen times before.And maybe my copy is coming unglued from the spine from the number of times I ve read it and the number of times I ve flipped to the title page to see the authors signature and dedication G day Amy And maybe it s written for 8 10 year olds.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.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.But damn, this book definitely made me cry Again.The Australian government insists on takinganddisgusting measures to avoid fulfilling their legal and moral obligation to house and accept asylum seekers But I know that if all 10 year olds read this book, our next generation will not make the same mistakes

  2. Lauren says:

    We had to also read this for school I honestly thought it was extremely boring WHy do we have to study it in year seven when we were all reading it back in grade 4

  3. Maria T :) says:

    Morris Gleitzman is so awesome I loved Boy Overboard 4.5 stars

  4. Olivia says:

    Had to read this in Year 8 English I remembered we all called it Boy OverBORED I personally didn t like this book and found it quite boring Even my English teacher did

  5. Natalie M says:

    It is amazing how reading a book at a different time or a different stage in life or for another reason, you see and feel completely taken by aspects not seen the first time around An incredible read for YA s in regards to what life is like for those less fortunate A hint of humour, a glimpse of life as a refugee and a bucket load of empathy Original review An enlightening read The experience of an Afghan refugee family as they flee their home land Definitely a good one for teenagers a It is amazing how reading a book at a different time or a different stage in life or for another reason, you see and feel completely taken by aspects not seen the first time around An incredible read for YA s in regards to what life is like for those less fortunate A hint of humour, a glimpse of life as a refugee and a bucket load of empathy Original review An enlightening read The experience of an Afghan refugee family as they flee their home land Definitely a good one for teenagers a great way to see life through the eyes of a child

  6. James says:

    A very good story that will make any person want the laws about refugees to be changed.

  7. Kathi says:

    I had to read this book for a book project we are doing at university Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman tells the story of Jamal and Bibi Both dream of being football stars, but living in Afghanistan makes this impossible At some point, their parents decided to flee to Australia and a wild journey begins for the family.This is one of the few books that I actually liked reading even though I HAD to read them for university I had to stop reading at several points in the book because I just cou I had to read this book for a book project we are doing at university Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman tells the story of Jamal and Bibi Both dream of being football stars, but living in Afghanistan makes this impossible At some point, their parents decided to flee to Australia and a wild journey begins for the family.This is one of the few books that I actually liked reading even though I HAD to read them for university I had to stop reading at several points in the book because I just could not cope to read further Even though this book is fiction, there is some reality behind it Many people and families go through this experience of fleeing their home country because of war or other devastating happenings This book is achild like writing with this topic It makes the story readable for all ages The story made my heart ache several times.I think this is a good book for children I enjoyed it and would recommend it I can t wait to plan activities for this reading

  8. Genna says:

    This book holds a special place in my heart, as I read it when I was a child and it was the first book I d ever come across about refugees I d never known much about refugees and as a 7 year old Australian kid this book helped me connect in a way that has shaped my beliefs since then and influence the adult I am now Definitely holding onto it so I can pass it on to the younger people in my family.

  9. Talia says:

    WOW just wow

  10. Stantj1 says:

    SPOILER ALERT Boy overboard is a good book It wasn t my favorite book ever but it was quite a good book.It probably is the the best refugee book for school years 5 to 7.All in all the book was ok.The funniest part was when jamal got kicked on the leg by the pirate because he took the ball away from the pirate.So this is what happened jamal,bibi,rashida and omar were kicking a ball about and then the a pirate tried to kick the football but then jamal snached the football away from the pirat SPOILER ALERT Boy overboard is a good book It wasn t my favorite book ever but it was quite a good book.It probably is the the best refugee book for school years 5 to 7.All in all the book was ok.The funniest part was when jamal got kicked on the leg by the pirate because he took the ball away from the pirate.So this is what happened jamal,bibi,rashida and omar were kicking a ball about and then the a pirate tried to kick the football but then jamal snached the football away from the pirate and then the pirate kicked him so hard that i think he broke his hip.The saddest bit is when there in the middle of a football match they find out that the other boat sank and the find out that there in a detention center.read the book to find out BYYYYYYYYYY

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