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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Nov 12, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: More from the same Author Once Bumface Then. The boy was talking about going to Australia and playing soccer for the national team. When the family is forced to flee their homeland, Jamal and his sister Bibi are separated from their parents and must continue the perilous journey alone with other refugees I would recommend the book for children, and teens because before you read the book you should know about extremism governments like, in this story gleitzmxn Taliban is the governor in Afghanistan.

When they are forced to leave their country by the Taliban, they make their way to Overbord. View all 10 comments. There are some concepts in the book that would not be appropriate for most primary aged kids, but could be skipped without destroying context in the story ie the taking overbboard girls and the implied reasons.

Get access to the Member Daily Deal. However, the writing style just ruined it all. I will list all of my glwitzman about this book under subheadings. He wrote a novel for young people.


Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman – Penguin Books Australia

One thing that was interesting is that in this one part in the book. The book is addicting because you want to never stop reading. This story is not about an actual family but the author has written it with help from people who told him of their own dangerous journeys. Lists with This Book. After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: 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.

See all 6 morrks about Boy Overboard…. Every child and adult should read it. Laziness Throughout this entire review, I have not stopped mentioning glektzman lazy the author is.

Published by Chivers North America first published August 1st Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia?

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Feb 24, Stantj1 rated it really liked it.

He acts like a happy-go-lucky kid in the first part of the book and then becomes a single parent in the second half! The book has only managed to achieve one of those themes, being refugees.

Fantastic characters and story line – gleiztman so sad that many families have lived through similar experiences. But there is a little problem – women aren’t allowed to play soccer in Afghanistan. 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 years.


I did like it a lot – when I was eight. Mar 30, Farhan rated it it was amazing. It was first released in Sep 17, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: So I read it.

No commas, just short sentences. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The saddest bit is when there in the middle of a football match they find overrboard that the other boat sank and the find out that there in a detention center. Want to Read saving….

An educational read for my children Told from the perspective of a young boy, this story gave by children a great insight into the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. The funniest part was when jamal got kicked on the leg by the pirate because he took the ball away from the pirate. Trivia About Boy Overboard.

Boy Overboard

Mmorris Gleitzman Narrated by: Aug 15, The Teacher’s Library rated it it was amazing. Would be great for exploring the way people live differently around the world. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Narrator Once Then Aristotle’s Nostril.