What happens in Boy Overboard?

What happens in Boy Overboard?

Boy Overboard tells the story of an Afghan family’s struggle to escape the horrors of life in a ravaged country under a callous regime. In a fast-paced tale of escape and exile, bravery is set against brutality, peace is set against persecution, and, set against fanaticism, there is football!

What is the main idea of Boy Overboard?

It explores the responsibility we have as global citizens to care for one another in providing a safe and just world for each other and to empathise with those whose country’s political circumstances make them outsiders through no fault of their own.

How old is Jamal in the book Boy Overboard?

Jamal is 11 year old. He lives in Afganistan.

Why was boy overboard created?

Why is the book called Boy Overboard? At the time I was thinking about writing it a refugee boat started to leak in the ocean between Indonesia and Australia. It made me all the more determined to write a different story, one that would help readers decide for themselves about the people on the boats.

Is Boy Overboard fiction or non fiction?

Jamal and sister Bibi want to lead Australia to victory in the World Cup, but that entails a journey from their homeland, Afghanistan where their family has upset the authorities, and a lengthy voyage overseas….Book Information.

ISBN: 9780141316253
Genres: General Fiction

Is there a sequel to Boy Overboard?

Girl Underground
Boy Overboard/Libro posterior

What is the setting of Boy Overboard?

Boy Overboard tells the story of Jamal, a football (soccer) mad boy who lives in Afghanistan in the early 2000s. After his family find themselves in trouble with the Taliban, they are forced to flee – first to a refugee camp and then around the world.

What genre is Boy Overboard?

Children’s literature
NovelAdventure fiction
Boy Overboard/Géneros

How many pages is Boy Overboard?

204 pages
Bibliographic information

Title Boy Overboard Jenny Dale’s pony tales Premier’s Reading Challenge, 5-6
Author Morris Gleitzman
Publisher Penguin Group Australia, 2002
ISBN 0141308389, 9780141308388
Length 204 pages

What year is Boy Overboard set?

What genre is Girl Underground?

Adventure fiction
Girl Underground/Géneros

Where is Boy Overboard set?

Afghanistan
Boy Overboard tells the story of Jamal, a football (soccer) mad boy who lives in Afghanistan in the early 2000s. After his family find themselves in trouble with the Taliban, they are forced to flee – first to a refugee camp and then around the world.

Who is Boy Overboard written by?

Morris Gleitzman
Boy Overboard/Autores
About the author Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was sixteen. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people.

What is the plot of girl underground?

Girl Underground is the story of Bridget, an Australian girl with some big family problems of her own, who joins forces with Menzies, a boy whose father is an Australian government minister. Together they become pen friends with Jamal and Bibi, who by this stage are in a detention centre in the Australian desert.