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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 Ghost Behind the Wall

Melvin Burgess

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...

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Lady

Melvin Burgess

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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Doing It

Melvin Burgess

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...

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Nicholas Dane

Melvin Burgess

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,...

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