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Boy Overboard

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Year: 2002
By: Morris Gleitzman
ISBN: 0141308389

Morris Gleitzman writes of Jamal, who just wants to play football, but with a sister defying Taliban curfews and parents running an illegal school, his problems escalate until the whole family must flee Afghanistan in search of refuge in Australia.

Serious themes and dilemmas are presented with a large ration of humour and morals derived from the beautiful game: namely, never give up!

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