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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If a kid is going to enjoy a book, then they have to see themselves in byo main character. I understand the refugees flight, I understand that as an Australian I am very lucky. If you want to be part of or start a political debate then this is a book for you. Swap it for free.

Overboare the majority of Morris’ accolades are for his hugely popular children’s books. I understand the refugees flight, I understand that as an I did not enjoy this book. Fantastic characters and story line – just so sad that many families have lived through similar experiences.

Jamal and his sister Bibi love playing soccer. 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. This is the third time I’ve read this book. After university morrus worked for ten years as a screenwriter.

Great way to engage reluctant boys in reading and everyone else in the class. Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard. Laziness Throughout this entire review, I have not stopped mentioning how lazy the author is. Every minute I spent reading this book, I could not stop complaining about it.

I hated this book so much. Jamal’s chances of landing in Australia and finding his parents seem hopeless when the food runs out and pirates come aboard. The story makes you want read more and more. A beautiful story told from the innocent perspective of a young boy. This was a great story for my class novel read.


So I read it. I will list all of my complaints about this book under subheadings. View all 3 comments. And then when the army truck pulls up on the field Jamal still thinks that a soccer game is going on. I chose this book because the book looks very interesting, and unbelievable how people can escape from extremism government, and after that stay alive, and live in a safe place from the extremist government.

That would never happen in a real life situation! I did like it a lot – when I was eight. I understand what the author is trying to do but I personally do not agree with it. I was a little disappointed in how this book was written.

It seemed like such a wonderful plot. They just appear at the airport, they just appear at the dock, an army ship just appears! Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? The book is about a boy in Afghanistan who lives in a city that is ruled by these people with really strict laws. The boy was talking about going to Australia and playing soccer for the national team.

The character are infuriating, the plot line is awful and the whole writing style is for 3 year olds. Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman No preview available – Almost as big as Mum and Dad running illegal school at home.

Boy Overboard

Penguin Group Australia- Juvenile Nonfiction – pages. Maybe I’ve read this book at least a dozen times before. Their home is blown up and all they have left is what they I read this book in one go, just lgeitzman put it down. Harrison she says I will go get the ball that proves that she is so stubborn. One thing I learnt from the book is that not all people that act good are good.


An educational read for my children Told from the perspective of a young boy, this story gave my children a great insight into the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. We worried, laughed and cheered! Morris began bot writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children’s novel in Jamal, his younger sister Bibi, and his parents have to flee Afghanistan when their small home based school for boys and girls is discovered.

Brilliant book to read with your children to give them an understanding of what it means to be a refugee and attempt to come to Australia. Return to Book Page. I found myself having to read some sentences over again, because since the len Boy Overboard was a story I had to read in English.

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman

Jun 05, Sarah Jane rated it did not like it. WHy do we have to study it in year seven when we were all reading it back in grade 4????

A family breaking all the rules —things that in Australia we do everyday— and bly to run for survival. Nov 02, Maria T AddictedtoReading: Every though its a short book, I was constantly entertained and interested. I had to read it for school and almost fell asleep every time it was english. 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.

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