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Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman

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Funny, dramatic, gripping...
Reviewer: Author Cid
Ages: Y5, Y6       Genres: War, Adventure & Action

An excellent book. Jamal lives with his family in Afghanistan and dreams of playing football. When his mother’s secret school is discovered, the family have to leave to escape punishment. The story follows them to a refugee camp and on a boat journey to Australia. The story is told from Jamal’s point of view and children will be able to relate easily to him. It is very exciting, funny and can be quite frightening at times. Children will love it.