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An Angel For May

by Melvin Burgess

An Angel For May Synopsis

Tam is unhappy at home and often takes refuge in the ruins of Thowt It Farm. But then one day he is transported back to the Second World War. Alone and afraid, he makes friends with May, who has been rescued from a bombed-out house. She tries to persuade him to stay at the farm, but Tam is afraid of being trapped in the past forever.

An Angel For May Press Reviews

Known for his gritty Young Adult realism, Burgess's subject matter can be challenging, but in writing for a younger audience the darker side has been tempered with insight, positivity and hope. * Teaching Reading & Writing, featured in 10 Books with Hidden Depths * An atmospheric, eerie book * Carnegie Medal judges * An intricate, moving tale * The Observer * An eerie tale full of intricacy * The School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849395342
Publication date: 7th February 2013
Author: Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage), School editions of English literature fiction texts,

About Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature.

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