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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess is the author of many novels for young adult and middle-grade readers. Among them are Nicholas Dane, Doing It (a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age), The Ghost Behind the Wall (Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year) and Smack (winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for Fiction, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults).  In 2001, he wrote the novelization of the film, Billy Elliot. Mr. Burgess lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, in England.

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    The Copper Treasure
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    The Copper Treasure

    Melvin Burgess; Illustrated by Richard Williams
    Holt Books for Young Readers
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

    From the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of Smack comes a
    middle-grade tale of adventure and cunning in the spirit of Treasure Island

    Victorian London in the...

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    Nicholas Dane
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    Nicholas Dane

    Melvin Burgess
    Square Fish
    Square Fish

    When fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane's mother dies, social services sends him to a home for boys where intimidation and violence keep order. After a number of fights and brutal punishments, Nick...

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    Doing It
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    Doing It

    Melvin Burgess
    Holt Books for Young Readers
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

    Dino, Jonathan, and Ben have got some problems, mostly with Jackie, Deborah, and Alison.

    Dino's finally convinced Jackie, the most beautiful girl in school, to go out with him. She drives him...

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    Smack
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    Smack

    Melvin Burgess
    Square Fish
    Square Fish

    Smack is a timely and penetrating novel about the ecstasies and horrors of heroin use.

    Smack is the 1996 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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    The Ghost Behind the Wall
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    The Ghost Behind the Wall

    Melvin Burgess
    Holt Books for Young Readers
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

    Award-winning author Melvin Burgess's thrilling new ghost story for younger readers.

    David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn't the...

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    Lady
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    Lady

    Melvin Burgess
    Holt Books for Young Readers
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

    If you gotta be a dog, be a bitch.

    "My tail was going bananas as I rounded the corner and headed into Platt Fields park. The pavement was alive; my nose was an eye that sees into...

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