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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (733 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morris Gleitzman Narrator: Morris Gleitzman Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN:
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Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. They know it won't be easy. They'll have to beat some really good teams, plus landmines, pirates, storms, and assassins. But they're sure they can achieve their dream, if only they can get to Australia.

Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard. A story of hope, ball control, and an incredible journey.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddy | 2/19/2014

    " This book really opened my eyes as to what kids actually go through. It was an enjoyable read, but was also quite confronting. Beautiful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelak | 2/16/2014

    " amazing and breath taking! very suspenseful "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kluv | 2/13/2014

    " It was a very interesting quick read. It had a good point of veiw and i connected with the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/27/2014

    " A tale, told simply, but with the customary Gleitzman textual layers just waiting to be explored. A great way into discussing the tragic tales of so many refugees in contemporary Australia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zahra | 1/20/2014

    " I had to read this for English but I actually enjoyed reading it. It was about adventure and a bit of humour its nice :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maisie | 1/6/2014

    " morris gleitzman was an all right author that I liked as a pre-teen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefan Silva | 12/29/2013

    " two kids (Bibi and Jamal) have a dream of playingfor a dream of playing for the Australian soccer team in the next world cup but first they must face many challenges. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 12/22/2013

    " A powerful and moving story about refugees, families, and courage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twixxy | 12/10/2013

    " Eh.......it's ok I guess. Our English teacher was a refugee so she wants us to support it. But really it just gives us more homework "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/8/2013

    " I was moved by the story of Bibi and Jamal. This is a great text for use in an English class for it's focus on human rights, refugee issues and the issues of living in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jayne Pixton | 12/6/2013

    " I hated this book so much.. I had to read it for school and almost fell asleep every time it was english.. one of the worst books i have read in my life "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 11/27/2013

    " We had to also read this for school. I honestly thought it was extremely boring. WHy do we have to study it in year seven when we were all reading it back in grade 4???? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keiko Chance | 9/24/2013

    " I love this book, it was amazing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anton | 5/9/2013

    " A book about hope and love, as Jamal tries to get to Australia, he encounters many objectives in his way. Will Jamal and his family reach Australia? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 1/2/2013

    " This book is a deceptively light read. It's short, it's not big on description or emotion, but it's full of difficult and real issues. Wonderful book to read aloud to children around 8-11. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cigdem | 9/13/2012

    " Wow! I read this book because my grade 8 students will read it this year and I'm supposed to do a research project with them. I thought it was just going to be another YA book, but the political and humanitarian issues it covers is incredible. I read it in a single day and thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 8/21/2012

    " This book shows the true struggles familys go through because of the government. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy Zakarias | 2/12/2012

    " A nice and adventurous story. I read it as a class book :) It's a good book for children who wants to see how rough is the world out there. I love the characters it makes us even more and more curious when we read each word :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia Van der Wielen | 2/12/2012

    " It was so sad! I cried of sadness and of happiness because the mum and dad were still alive! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fin McLachlan | 10/6/2011

    " a very moving story with a little bit of humour "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cocoa Cabana | 8/25/2011

    " One of the best books I have ever read. H "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 6/3/2011

    " It was a pretty good book. My teacher read it to the class in Grade 4 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 3/24/2011

    " Written in reponse to Australia's negative reaction to "boat people". Each and every Australian needs to hank their lucky stars for being fortunate enough to be born in this great place. Well written with humour peppered through out the story. Helps to break up the grimness of it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikayla | 3/2/2011

    " I love this book so much!
    I think Morris Gletzman did an AMAZING JOB!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 10/20/2010

    " A nice and adventurous story. I read it as a class book :) It's a good book for children who wants to see how rough is the world out there. I love the characters it makes us even more and more curious when we read each word :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cigdem | 7/17/2010

    " Wow! I read this book because my grade 8 students will read it this year and I'm supposed to do a research project with them. I thought it was just going to be another YA book, but the political and humanitarian issues it covers is incredible. I read it in a single day and thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 6/29/2010

    " Last night we started this book. I have been trying to get my son to read it, particularly as the World Cup is on at the moment. After chapter 1 he was hooked!

    Very moving book. Made me sad at the end, and made me think about the plight of refugees. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jayne | 6/7/2010

    " I hated this book so much.. I had to read it for school and almost fell asleep every time it was english.. one of the worst books i have read in my life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/19/2010

    " This book shows the true struggles familys go through because of the government. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/18/2010

    " Children's books aren't the same anymore. They are tackling tough issues and aren't all full of happy endings. This was a great book! I have been reading a lot of YA fiction because we started an extensive reading program where I work, and this is an edge-of-your-seater if there ever where one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefan | 2/8/2010

    " two kids (Bibi and Jamal) have a dream of playingfor a dream of playing for the Australian soccer team in the next world cup but first they must face many challenges. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ? Jessica ? | 1/13/2010

    " Another sensational,thought provoking,suspenseful and realistic fiction from theAustralian master.
    -just missed out on 4 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 11/11/2009

    " It was a pretty good book. My teacher read it to the class in Grade 4 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 10/30/2009

    " A powerful and moving story about refugees, families, and courage. "

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