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Billy Elliot - With Audio CD by Melvin Burgess
  

Billy Elliot - With Audio CD

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Billy Elliot - With Audio CD by Melvin Burgess

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for contemporary graded material that will instantly appeal to students. Billy Elliot is based on the award-winning film, telling the story of a boy who follows his dream, against all the odds. It also provides an insight into British culture and family relationships.

About the Author

Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was brought up in Sussex and Berkshire. As a child, his reading included The Wind in the Willows and Gerald Durrell's animal stories. He went on to enjoy The Hobbit and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books. A generally unconfident student, he became interested in writing when he was twelve and an English teacher praised one of his stories - "it was about the first time I'd ever done anything that got an A. I was so pleased I never stopped." After leaving school, Melvin moved to Bristol where he worked on occasional jobs, mainly in the building industry, and was often unemployed. He started writing in his twenties and wrote on and off for the next fifteen years before The Cry of the Wolf was published in 1990. He moved to London in 1983 and began a small business marbling fabrics for the fashion industry. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Melvin Burgess is regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature. In 1997, his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Melvin lives in Hebden Bridge with his partner.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2005

Author

Melvin Burgess

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Author's Website

www.melvinburgess.net/

Publisher

Mary Glasgow Magazines an imprint of Scholastic

Format

Mixed media product
40 pages

Categories

ELT graded readers

ISBN

9781904720355

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