Boy Overboard


By Morris Gleitzman

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Winner - KOALA Children's Choice Awards 2010 - Fiction for Years 7–9
Winner - YABBA Children's Choice Awards 2010 - Fiction for Years 7–9
Winner - COOL Children's Choice Awards 2010 - Fiction for Years 7–9
Longlisted - Family Award for Children's Books 2002 - Prize for Writing for Young Adults
Shortlisted - BILBY Children's Choice Awards 2006 - Fiction for Older Readers
Shortlisted - REAL Children's Choice Awards 2010 - Younger Readers
Jamal and Bibi have a dream.
To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins.
Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard.
With its witty humor and powerful themes of courage, determination, and the importance of family, Boy Overboard is sure to leave you laughing, crying, and cheering for Jamal and his journey.
Don't miss out on this must-read middle grade book that will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
'Readers can't get enough of him.' The Independent
'A brilliantly funny writer' Sunday Telegraph
'A virtuoso demonstration of how you can make comedy out of the most unlikely subject' Sunday Times
'He is one of the finest examples of a writer who can make humour stem from the things that really matter in life.' The Guardian

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