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Morris Gleitzman (born 9 January 1953) is an English-born Australian author of children's and young adult fiction.  He has gained recognition for sparking an interest in AIDS in his controversial novel Two Weeks with the Queen (1990).
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. This would be good to use before students read Boy Overboard or right after. It would also be a useful resource if students were researching refugees.This teaching resource from the UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) offers a range of teaching ideas and lesson ideas about refugees. One of the most useful resources is the teacher’s guide to integrating teaching about refugees and asylum into a range of classroom subjects. Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing -
Normally I would. I’m known for it. Ask any of the seven kids in my school. ‘Jamal’s a good dribbler,’ they’ll say, ‘and a very brilliant passer.’ If I had an unexploded shell for every goal I’ve set up for other people, I could go into the scrap metal business. The novel Boy Overboard, written by Morris Gleitzman, is the story of a young Afghan boy named Jamal fleeing his country along with his family. Jamal and his family and friends all have a longing for freedom, equality and independence, which drives them to find a new life in Australia. This is demonstrated when they find a safe and equal environment for Bibi and her mother, when Jamal’s parents raise money for their journey, when they risk their protection with smugglers, and when Jamal and his friends survive on the boat.
Collection of short stories. Contains all stories from Give Peas A Chance, Pizza Cake and Snot Chocolate, plus one new story. The novel Boy Overboard, written by Morris Gleitzman, is the story of a young Afghan boy named Jamal fleeing his country along with his family. Jamal and his family and friends all have a longing for freedom, equality and independence, which drives them to find a new life in Australia. Morris, Linda (12 February 2018). "Australia's new children's laureate Morris Gleitzman hopes to inspire children in dark, uncertain world". The Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved 12 February 2018.
I open my mouth to remind Bibi about all this, then close it. There’s no time for talk. She’s only metres away from us now, eyes glinting as she dribbles the ball with her bare feet. If a government official out for a walk in the desert sees this, he’ll be slashing us with his cane before I can say ‘she’s only nine.’ And then the government police will come round to our place and drag Mum and Dad off for not controlling their daughter.
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. Sequel to Once and Then "Readers of the first two books will recognize a great deal, and those who have not should read them to gain a fuller picture of the years before and those in which we live."