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Burgess, Melvin

Works: 114 works in 817 publications in 23 languages and 17,887 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  History  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Nature stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.B9166, FIC
Publication Timeline
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 )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,782 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 )
53 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,201 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 )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,088 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
Junk by Melvin Burgess( Book )
107 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,064 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
Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess( Book )
41 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 945 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
The hit by Melvin Burgess( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Als zijn vriendin hem verlaat en zijn broer is verdwenen, besluit Adam een nieuwe, dodelijke drug in te nemen. Daardoor heeft hij nog maar een week te leven. In die week ontdekt hij dat hij van het leven houdt. Maar is er nog een weg terug? Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
Sara's face by Melvin Burgess( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 877 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 )
107 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Billy Elliot is different from the other local boys; he's not good at sports. Then he discovers ballet dancing, something he does well. His father and brother are fiercely involved in a bitter miners' fight and want him to learn boxing. Billy wants a very different future
Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 793 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
Lady : my life as a bitch by Melvin Burgess( Book )
31 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 716 libraries worldwide
In Manchester, England, when a seventeen-year-old 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 )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 679 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 )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 650 libraries worldwide
A hunter determined to wipe out every wolf in England almost succeeds, but then finds himself the prey
The copper treasure by Melvin Burgess( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and French and held by 639 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 )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 589 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
Burning Issy by Melvin Burgess( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 547 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 baby and Fly Pie by Melvin Burgess( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 480 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
Kite by Melvin Burgess( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Slovenian and held by 468 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 earth giant by Melvin Burgess( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and French and held by 373 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
Kill all enemies by Melvin Burgess( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Everyone says fourteen-year-old Billie is nothing but trouble. A fighter. A danger to her family and friends.But her care worker sees someone different. Her classmate Rob is big, strong; he can take care of himself and his brother. But his violent stepdad sees someone to humiliate. And Chris is struggling at school; he just doesn't want to be there. But his dad sees a useless no-hoper. Billie, Rob and Chris each have a story to tell.But there are two sides to every story, and the question is...who do you believe?
Doing it by Melvin Burgess( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and German and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Three teenage friends, Dino, Jonathon, and Ben, confront the confusions, fears, and joys of adolescent male sexuality
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Alternative Names
Bērdžess, Melvins 1954-
Burgess, Melvin
Burgess, Melwin 1954-
Melvin Burgess britischer Jugendbuchautor
Melvin Burgess Brits schrijver
Melvin Burgess pisarz brytyjski
Мелвин Бёрджесс
ברג׳ס, מלווין. וול, רחל
מלווין ברג'ס
버지스, 멜빈 1954-
バージェス, メルヴィン
English (343)
German (66)
French (49)
Italian (25)
Spanish (20)
Polish (15)
Dutch (13)
Danish (9)
Japanese (5)
Czech (5)
Slovenian (5)
Chinese (3)
Finnish (3)
Swedish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
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Galician (1)
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