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About the book
  • Published: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780141308388
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

Boy Overboard




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.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780141308388
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Author

Morris Gleitzman

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. Now, after 40 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

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Awards & Recognition

  • KANGA Children's Choice Awards

    Longlisted • 2003 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2003 • Older Readers

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

    Nominated • 2003 • Younger Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2004 • Fiction for Older Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2005 • Fiction for Older Readers

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2006 • Older Readers

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2006 • Fiction for Older Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2006 • Fiction for Older Readers

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2007 • Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2007 • Fiction for Older Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2008 • Fiction for Older Readers

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2009 • Fiction for Years 7–9

  • COOL Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2010 • Fiction for Years 7–9

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2010 • Fiction for Years 7–9

  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2010 • Fiction for Years 7–9

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Younger Readers


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