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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Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children’s novel in Jamal and Bibi are the dumbest kids I have ever read about.

Swap it for free. When I was eight. In my opinion, he is very much money motivated and continues to write books just for the benefit gletzman his bank account. Sep 17, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: One thing that was interesting is that in this one part in the book.

It probably is the the best refugee book for school years 5 to 7. This is just down right unacceptable. Publisher’s Summary Jamal and Bibi have a dream. A very good story that will make any person want the laws about refugees to be changed. He was appointed the Australian Children?

Boy Overboard

The book is about a family who is forced to flee their country due to a corrupt government wanting them dead. The Australian government insists on taking more and more disgusting measures to avoid fulfilling their legal glitzman moral obligation to house and accept asylum seekers.


No trivia or quizzes yet. 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! Jamal is too dumb Whilst Jamal acts like an adult, he is also incredibly stupid – another kid stereotype.

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We had to also read this for school. It seemed like such a wonderful plot. 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.

Give as a gift. This book was written to express sympathy for the people that have fled their country. This is the third time I’ve read this book.

No eBook available Amazon. 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 gleitzmwn refugees and asylum seekers. Now, after 40 books, he? We have decided to try and go to Australia.

One of his most successful books for young people is Two Weeks with the Queen, an international morrsi which was also adapted into a play by Mary Morris. But there is a little problem – women aren’t allowed to play soccer in Afghanistan.


While the writing style didn’t blow me away but I could imagine younger readers appreciating the short sentences and straight forward stylethe plot did.

A beautiful story told from the innocent perspective of a young boy.

It is OK, but takes a long while to get going, with my class losing interest before getting to the good bits. One thing I learnt from the book is that not all people that act good are good. May 25, Talia rated it really liked it Shelves: I was a little disappointed in how this book was written.

Later he became sole writer for three award-winning and top-rating seasons with the TV comedy series The Norman Gunston Show. 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 on a leaking boat. Inaccuracy The book includes a notice at the start, pointing out that Morris had never been a refugee and that the facts might be a bit inaccurate.

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