Sunday, October 21, 2007

A reply from Morris Gleitzman

We wrote and asked Morris a few questions.
He has been away for a month and we were really happy to receive a reply from him today.
This is what he said about where he lives and why he wrote Boy Overboard.

Dear Room 5

Sorry this reply is so late – I’ve been in Europe for a month. I do indeed live in Australia. I was inspired to write about refugees in 2001 because quite a few were arriving in Australia at the time, and some people here, including members of the Australian government, were telling stories about them that I felt were both untrue and unkind. So I decided to tell my own story about them.

Please feel free to post this on your blog – better you do it because I’m blog-incompetant.

best wishes


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Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Gleitzman,
My name is Amber Anglin, I'm 12 years old and I was wondering if you are going to make a sequel to Boy Overboard, because in my English class we read the book and loved it. Except for the ending, because we really want to find out how Bibi and Jamals's story ends.
Please post a comment on Blogger with your answer.
Thank you very much, best wishes,
Amber A.

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