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Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'A story of adventure, ball control and hope. 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'. (Source: publisher's website.)

Adaptations

y Boy Overboard : The Play Patricia Cornelius , Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2006 Z1205126 2005 single work drama children's (taught in 2 units) Play about asylum seekers coming to Australia. 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?
Source: Libraries Australia

Notes

  • Teacher's resources available at Penguin Random House website.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to Afghan people, and Afghanistan. It has also been translated into Indonesian.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2002 .
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      Extent: 180p.
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      • Published: 01/08/2002
      ISBN: 0141308389
Alternative title: Bocah lintas batas
Language: Indonesian
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      Gramedia Pustaka Utama , 2003 .
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      Extent: 213p.
      ISBN: 9792203850

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— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 February 2015; (p. 30)
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