Boy Overboard

Morris Gleitzman

Their Journey

Jamal, Bibi and their parents had to flee Afghanistan in a taxi because the government found out that their mother was running an illegal school for the kids in their village.
They were forced to sell Jamal's dads taxi once it had been changed, which gave them the money to be able to ride in the back of a truck under rak sacks to the UN Refugee Camp.

They then had to sell their precious candlestick heirloom so they were able to give some more money to the police at the Refugee Camp. Which they got them a ticket onto a plane to the dock when they were then met by some boats with smugglers on-board.
They were then taken to Christmas Island of which they thought was Australia where they were awaiting for the other boat to be found.
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