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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The second time aloud, but the first time to a grade 4 class. Aug 07, Noah O’Keeffe rated it did not like it.

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman – Penguin Books Australia

If a kid is going to enjoy a book, then they have to see themselves in the main character. The themes ooverboard this book has tried to achieve are kindness, refugees and sympathy. I had to read it for school and almost fell asleep every time it was english. We have decided to try and go to Australia.

All his other books have been shortlisted for or have won numerous children’s moeris prizes. Great read If you could sum gleitznan Boy Overboard in three words, what would they be?

A brilliant way to highlight the stormy-waters ahead for a refugee fleeing persecution I’m a teacher and have read this book several times with my grade sixes year olds. Penguin Group Australia- Juvenile Nonfiction – pages.

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Jamal is too adult-like I absolutely despise how Jamal is a kid stereotype and then becomes and adult! 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.


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I listened to the Bolinda Audio book, which was read by Gleitzman. Jamal is too dumb Whilst Jamal acts like an adult, he is also incredibly stupid – another kid stereotype.

May 21, Watermelon Daisy rated it it was ok. I think it is Gleitzman’s best, along with ‘Once’. This story is jorris about an actual family but the author has written it with help from people who told him of their own dangerous journeys. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Jun 05, Sarah Jane rated it did not like it. I hated this book so much.

To lead Australia to football glory in the next World Cup.

I honestly thought it was extremely boring. Aug 03, Irad rated it really liked it. Because in the book there was a man that acted good but later in the story the man betrays the boy and his family.

Jamal, his sister Bibi and their parents flee the Taliban with the intent to seek asylum in Australia. And then when the army truck pulls up on morrix field Jamal still thinks that a soccer game is going on. Feb 04, Monish P rated it liked it.

Boy Overboard

The character development is absolutely horrible and I cannot stand how underdeveloped the characters are. No eBook available Amazon. Published by Chivers Overobard America first published August 1st But there is a little problem – women aren’t allowed to play soccer in Afghanistan. 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 oveerboard, rather than just ‘the other’.


In my opinion, he is very much money motivated and continues to write books just for the benefit of his bank account. Sep 17, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: I usually like stories about refugees but this one is no good.

Year after year I have seen the impact it has on the life of children that read it and the way their point of view about refugees and asylum seekers changes. The gleitzmann is abo I decided to read this book.

The inaccuracy of this book infuriates me so much!

Before 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. View all 3 comments. Boy Overboard, written by Morris Gleitzman and published by Penguin, is not a bestseller – thank God – and was not made into a film. 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.

Harrison she says I will go get the ball that proves that she is so stubborn.