Boy Overboard: The Play – Cornelius, Patricia, adaptor of novel by Gleitzman, Morris

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Title

Boy Overboard: The Play

Author

Cornelius, Patricia, adaptor of novel by Gleitzman, Morris

Publisher

Currency Press

Published Date

2007

Annotation

The play adaptation reveals the human side of the 'asylum seekers' issue by following Jamal and Bibi who travel from Afghanistan to Australia, determined to lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. First they must face challenges such as landmines, pirates and more. Based on real life events, the play shows young people facing and overcoming war in their search for a safe haven.

Key Concepts

Asylum seekers, Hope, Refugees, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1803, ACELT1807, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141, ACHGK049, ACHGK052, ACHGK054, ACHGK058