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Burgess, Melvin

Overview
Works: 199 works in 701 publications in 9 languages and 17,495 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  History  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Nature stories  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ7.B9166, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Melvin Burgess
Publications by Melvin Burgess
Most widely held works about Melvin Burgess
 
Most widely held works by Melvin Burgess
Smack by Melvin Burgess( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
After running away from their troubled homes, two English teenagers move in with a group of squatters in the port city of Bristol and try to find ways to support their growing addiction to heroin
Doing it by Melvin Burgess( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Three teenage friends, Dino, Jonathon, and Ben, confront the confusions, fears, and joys of adolescent male sexuality
The ghost behind the wall by Melvin Burgess( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old David sneaks through the ventilation shafts in his London apartment building pulling pranks on his neighbors, which awakens the ghost of a boy with a grudge against the lonely, senile old man who lives upstairs
Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
"The time is the not-too-distant future. London is in ruins. A bombed-out shell. A picked-over carcass where the only rule of law is might makes right. What remains of the city is being fought over by two ruthless gangs of warlords. In an effort to create peace, however, a truce between the two families is suggested by Val, patriarch of the Volson clan." -- Jacket
Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Forced into the clutches of a bloodthirsty dragon, Sigurd -- the new hope of the Volson clan -- fights not only for his life, but for the survival of an apocalyptic Britain. Sigurd has a fabulous but frightening future predicted: even to start, he must leave everything to go and fight a dragon, and from there descend into the Underworld. Sounds bad enough, but when you know that the dragon lives on a futuristic, industrially-ruined moonscape that was once Hampstead Heath, the scene is set for a staggeringly brutal fight on an epic scale. Unhappily for him, he meets the love of his life in the Underworld, and Sigurd's efforts to rescue his lover will cause huge heartache and grief for both of them, and also for everyone who ever meets them
Sara's face by Melvin Burgess( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Sara wants so much to be famous that when a legendary, plastic-surgery-addicted rock star offers to take her under his wing and pay for her to have surgery too, she jumps at the chance despite her misgivings
Billy Elliot : a novel by Melvin Burgess( Book )
84 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Een elfjarige jongen wil balletdanser worden, maar zijn broer en vader die in de mijnen werken, zien dat niet zitten
Junk by Melvin Burgess( Book )
47 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 769 libraries worldwide
The story of a group of young people addicted to drugs told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the people around them
Lady : my life as a bitch by Melvin Burgess( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 libraries worldwide
In Manchester, England, when a seventeenyearold girl who hasn't been acting like herself lately is turned into the very creature she has personified, she isn't sure that the change is all bad
Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
When his single mother dies of a heroin overdose, fourteen-year-old Nick is sent into England's institutional care system, where he endures harsh punishment, sexual abuse, and witnesses horrors on a daily basis before emerging, emotionally scarred but still alive. Loosely based on "Oliver Twist."
The cry of the wolf by Melvin Burgess( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 664 libraries worldwide
A hunter determined to wipe out every wolf in England almost succeeds, but then finds himself the prey
Burning Issy by Melvin Burgess( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and German and held by 596 libraries worldwide
In seventeenth-century England, twelve-year-old Issy is accused of being a witch and struggles with the belief that she actually does have strange powers
The copper treasure by Melvin Burgess( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
In mid-nineteenth century London, three young boys try to retrieve a valuable roll of copper from the bottom of the Thames River
An angel for May by Melvin Burgess( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Tam travels back in time to his small English town at the time of World War II, where his friendship helps a traumatized girl living on a farm just outside the town
Kite by Melvin Burgess( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Although the landowner for whom his father works as a gamekeeper hates all birds of prey, Taylor and his friend raise an endangered red kite in secret
The baby and Fly Pie by Melvin Burgess( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 463 libraries worldwide
In a London of the future, three homeless teens stumble upon a kidnapped baby and hope to be able to exchange her for money to improve their lives
The earth giant by Melvin Burgess( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
When Peter and his sister discover a giant extraterrestrial hidden beneath the earth, they become friends and conspirators despite the tremendous risks involved
Doing it by Melvin Burgess( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Three teenage friends, Dino, Jonathon, and Ben, confront the confusions, fears, and joys of adolescent male sexuality
The hit by Melvin Burgess( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
There is a new drug on the mean streets of Manchester which promises the most intense week of your life, and then you are dead--and after he watches a pop star die on stage, Adam thinks that his own life is so miserable that he might just as well try it
Kill all enemies by Melvin Burgess( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Billie, Rob en Chris (14) raken door hun moeilijke thuissituatie en onaangepaste gedrag steeds weer in de problemen. Als ze van school worden geschorst, lijkt het wel of niemand het meer voor hen opneemt. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
 
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Alternative Names
Bērdžess, Melvins
Burgess, Melvin
Burgess, Melwin, 1954-
ברג׳ס, מלווין. וול, רחל
バージェス, メルヴィン
Languages
English (292)
German (20)
French (9)
Italian (6)
Spanish (5)
Danish (3)
Dutch (2)
Turkish (1)
Japanese (1)
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