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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Paperbackpages. At one point in the story, the family just hop on a plane. If the author wanted to be lazy, then they could of incorporated magic ovdrboard mythology. Fantastic characters and story line fleitzman just so sad that many families have lived through similar experiences.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We had to also read this for school. Told from the perspective of a young boy, this story gave my children a great insight into the plight of refugees and asylum seekers.

However, I got hooked on the story and ended up having a few tears. On page 12 of the book how does bibi gleltzman her character?

This is just down right unacceptable. Jamal and Bibi have a dream: What interested me is that he wanted to play soccer for Australia even though Australia is not that good at soccer. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Every child and adult should read it. When someone publishes over 40 books, it becomes all about quantity and not the quality.

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman

If overboarc book was written a little bit better than I would have enjoyed it. Sep 17, Tanja rated it really liked it Shelves: Laziness Throughout this entire review, I have not stopped mentioning how lazy the author is. The inaccuracy of this book infuriates me so much! A story of hope, ball control, and an incredible journey. I did not enjoy this book. There was very little emotion conveyed.

I understand what the author is trying to do but I personally do not agree with it. I think it i A fantastic book that has been so relevant for Australian audiences ever since it was published. I listened to the Bolinda Audio book, which was read by Gleitzman.

Using the fact that the author had never been a refugee will only get you so far, as the book also points out that Morris interviewed and met refugees.

All his other books have been shortlisted for or have won numerous children’s book prizes. Preview — Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman. Aug 15, The Teacher’s Library rated it it was amazing. Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard.


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. We have decided to try and go to Australia. 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’.

Apr 25, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: So I read it. 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.

Boy Overboard

One thing I learnt from the book is that not all people that act good are good. Want to Read saving…. The book has only managed to achieve oferboard of those themes, being refugees. Jan 05, Tegan rated it it was amazing.

The story makes you want read more and more.