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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Boy Overboard
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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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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 180p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 01/08/2002
      ISBN: 0141308389
Alternative title: Bocah lintas batas
Language: Indonesian
    • Jakarta, Java,
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      Indonesia,
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      Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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      Gramedia Pustaka Utama ,
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 213p.
      ISBN: 9792203850

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— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 3 2012; (p. 25-28)
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Under the Wire : Detainee Activism in Australian Children's Literature Debra Dudek , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 16 no. 2 2006; (p. 17-22)

Debra Dudek critiques two novels by Morris Gleitzman, Girl Underground (2004) and Boy Overboard (2002), analysing the representation of ethical relationships between detainees and Australian citizens. In relation to children's multicultural fictions and non-fictions, Dudek suggests that in terms of cultural citizenship, Australia needs to move from 'an ethics of compassion to an ethics of responsibility' in order to understand tolerance as 'a way of respecting absolute differences' (20-21).

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— Appears in: English in Australia , Winter no. 137 2003; (p. 57-65)

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— Appears in: The Age , 10 July 2004; (p. 3)
The Politics of Writing for Children Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 July 2004; (p. 1a)
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The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
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