Boy Overboard

Boy Overboard

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Jamal loves playing football, which isn't easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal's stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afganistan. When it is discovered that Jamal's mother has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their parents, hunger, and violent smugglers only to find that Australia isn't as welcoming as they had thought but, even though they face an uncertain future, Jamal, Bibi and their parents know that as long as they are together, that is all that matters.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780141316253
BY (AUTHOR) Gleitzman, Morris
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : August 07, 2003
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Puffin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Interest age: from c 9 years
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 138 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Children’s, Teenage & Educational
DESCRIPTION :
Jamal loves playing football, which isn't easy if your goalie only has one leg and you keep having to dodge landmines to get your ball back. Jamal's stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afganistan. When it is discovered that Jamal's mother has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia. The children survive separation from their parents, hunger, and violent smugglers only to find that Australia isn't as welcoming as they had thought but, even though they face an uncertain future, Jamal, Bibi and their parents know that as long as they are together, that is all that matters.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780141316253
BY (AUTHOR) Gleitzman, Morris
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : August 07, 2003
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Puffin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Interest age: from c 9 years
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 138 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Children’s, Teenage & Educational