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Burgess, Melvin

Overview
Works: 123 works in 945 publications in 23 languages and 17,597 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  History  Fantasy fiction  Paranormal fiction  Science fiction  Horror fiction  Screenplays  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PZ7.B9166, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Melvin Burgess
 
Most widely held works by Melvin Burgess
Smack by Melvin Burgess( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member 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 )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three teenage friends, Dino, Jonathan, and Ben, confront the confusions, fears, and joys of adolescent male sexuality
Junk by Melvin Burgess( Book )

123 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member 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
The hit by Melvin Burgess( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member 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
The ghost behind the wall by Melvin Burgess( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member 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
Billy Elliot by Melvin Burgess( Book )

134 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy's mother is dead, and his father and brother are fiercely involved in a bitter miners' strike. Billy's father wants his son to learn to box, like he did and his father before him, but Billy becomes fascinated by the grace and magic of ballet. This is Billy's gritty and determined struggle, at first in secret, but then with the whole hearted backing of his family, to dance his way into a different future. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Bloodtide by Melvin Burgess( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member 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
Sara's face by Melvin Burgess( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member 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
Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member 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 )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member 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 610 WorldCat member 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 )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and French and held by 597 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member 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 )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Slovenian and held by 437 WorldCat member 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
Kill all enemies by Melvin Burgess( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member 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
The earth giant by Melvin Burgess( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and French and held by 351 WorldCat member 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
Hunger by Melvin Burgess( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Beth wakes up one morning covered in dirt, she puts it down to an extreme case of sleep walking. But when reports of a desecrated grave start to circulate, her night time wanderings take on a sinister air. Soon the city is being plagued by strange sightings and sudden disappearances. Beth knows that something is changing within her. Something that's filling her with an urgent, desperate hunger that demands to be satisfied, at any cost
 
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Smack
Alternative Names
Bērdžess, Melvins 1954-

Burgess Melvin

Burgess, Melwin 1954-

Melvin Burgess auteur de littérature d'enfance britannique

Melvin Burgess britischer Jugendbuchautor

Melvin Burgess Brits schrijver

Melvin Burgess escritor de literatura infantil británico

Melvin Burgess pisarz brytyjski

Μέλβιν Μπέρτζες

Мелвин Бёрджесс

ברג׳ס, מלווין. וול, רחל

מלווין ברג'ס

מלווין ברג'ס סופר בריטי

버지스, 멜빈 1954-

バージェス, メルヴィン

メルヴィン・バージェス

梅爾文·伯吉斯

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Doing itJunkThe ghost behind the wallBilly ElliotBloodtideSara's faceBloodsongLady : my life as a bitch