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Boy Overboard

Author : Morris Gleitzman
ISBN : 014131625X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Boy Overboard

Author : Peter Wells
ISBN : 9781775532002
Genre : Fiction
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An achingly insightful coming-of-age novel about discovering sexuality and selfhood. Hungry Creek runs out over mudflats and curves around to a tidal beach. Hungry Creek is where everything is put that nobody wants: a dump, a zoo, a loony bin. It is also a magical place. 'I'm two bits of mismatched bikini. M doesn't seem to belong to E . . .' Jamie is eleven, on the threshold of discovery. But he can't find the map that will explain where he fits in or who he is. His parents are away and he is staying with family friends. The sea is rising towards high tide, and he is a boy overboard.
Category: Fiction

Boy Overboard

Author : Patricia Cornelius
ISBN : 0868198072
Genre : Australian drama
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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?
Category: Australian drama

Collection 6

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ISBN : 0957754469
Genre : Australian drama
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The Australian Script Centre promotes and distributes some of Australia's best performace writing to a variety of markets. This collection profiles the best scripts from the 2005-6 program. It includes major prize winners, critical and popular successes and yet to be produced gems.
Category: Australian drama

Boy Overboard

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6132811451
Genre : Performing Arts
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Boy Overboard is the first novel in the Boy and Girl series written by Morris Gleitzman featuring the fictional character Jamal Houssini, a young refugee from Afghanistan. It was published 2002 by Puffin in Australia, the book tells the story of young Jamal, his sister Bibi and their parents' long journey to Australia. The name originates from the children overboard incident that occurred near Australia. Jamal Houssini (also known as Jamal) is the main protagonist. Jamal Houssini was born to Mohammed and Fatima Houssini, a poor family of a taxi driver and an illegal school teacher respectively. He lives in Afghanistan with his parents and his sister but flee due to illegal schooling. Heroic, quick thinking, fiercely determined, naive and loyal. Jamal enjoys soccer and hopes one day to win the World Cup for Afghanistan. On the voyage to Australia he develops a liking for Rashida.
Category: Performing Arts

The Fiction Gateway

Author : Suzanne Eberlé
ISBN : 9780864318800
Genre : Education
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"What's a good book for me to read next?" In this brand new guide, two experienced school librarians set out to answer that question by providing a selection of books â?? for librarians, teachers, and parents â?? from which to choose the most appropriate book for a child to read. The Fiction Gateway is an essential resource that supports individual, group, and social reading programs. The book provides an instant guide to matching children's interests with suitable reading material. Each entry contains a brief synopsis of the plot, publisher details, theme correlations, concepts, appropriate reading level, questions for discussion, an excerpt of the book, and a range of post-reading activities. The Fiction Gateway contains a variety of entries, including many familiar childrenâ??s literature titles, such as: Are You There God? Itâ??s Me, Margaret â?¢ Ark in the Park â?¢ The Bamboo Flute â?¢ Bridge to Terabithia â?¢ Buzzard Breath and Brains â?¢ Catastrophe Cat â?¢ Charlotte's Web â?¢ Deep Water â?¢ Donâ??t Call Me Ishmael â?¢ The Gizmo â?¢ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone â?¢ Hating Alison Ashley â?¢ The Incredible Journey â?¢ The Invention of Hugo Cabret â?¢ Island of the Blue Dolphins â?¢ The Jungle Book â?¢ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe â?¢ The Little Prince â?¢ Macbeth and Son â?¢ The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim â?¢ My Side of the Mountain â?¢ Pigs Do Fly (Itâ??s True!) â?¢ The Quicksand Pony â?¢ Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes â?¢ Secrets of Eromanga â?¢ Spaghetti Legs â?¢ The Twenty-seventh Annual African Hippopotamus Race â?¢ When the Tripods Came â?¢ and many more.
Category: Education

Ways Of Being Male

Author : John Stephens
ISBN : 9781135363840
Genre : Literary Collections
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Given the substantial impact of feminism on children’s literature and culture during the last quarter century, it comes as no surprise that gender studies have focused predominantly on issues of female representation. The question of how the same patriarchal ideology structured representations of male bodies and behaviors was until very recently a marginal discussion. Now that masculinity has emerges as an overt theme in children’s literature and film, critical consideration of the subject is timely, if not long overdue Ways of Being Male addresses this new concern in an unprecedented collection of essays examining how contemporary debates about masculinity are reflected in fiction and film for young adults. An outstanding team of scholars elucidates the ways in which different versions of male identity are constructed and presented to young audiences. The contributors, drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, employ international discourses in literary criticism, feminism, social sciences, film theory, psychoanalytic criticism, and queer theory in their wide-ranging exploration of male representation. With its illuminating array of perspectives, this pioneering survey brings a long neglected subject into sharp focus.
Category: Literary Collections

Into The Closet

Author : Victoria Flanagan
ISBN : 9781136777288
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children’s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children’s narratives, raising a number of significant issues relating to the ideological construction of masculinity and femininity in books for younger readers. Many literary and cultural critics have studied the cultural significance of adult cross-dressing, yet although cross-dressing representations are plentiful in children’s literature and film, very little critical attention has been paid to this subject to date. Into the Closet fills this critical gap. Cross-dressing demonstrates how gender is symbolically constructed through various items of clothing and apparel. It also has the ability to deconstruct notions of problematizing the relationship between sex and gender. Into the Closet is an important book for academics, teachers, and parents because it demonstrates how cross-dressing, rather than being taboo, is frequently used in children’s literature and film as a strategy to educate (or enculturate) children about gender.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle For 1837

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781108053891
Genre : History
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The 1837 Nautical Magazine reports on Darwin's 1831 voyage on the Beagle, as well Caribbean piracy and Australian harbours.
Category: History