Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

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Billy Elliot's tough, funny and heart-warming story is given new
depth by best-selling author, Melvin Burgess.

Billy's mother is dead, and his father and brother are fiercely involved
in a bitter miners' fight that has split the local community.
Billy's father wants his son to learn boxing, like he did and
his father before him. But Billy is fascinated by the grace and
magic of ballet and is determined to dance his way to a different

Told from the differing viewpoints of Billy, his father and brother
and his friend Michael, Melvin Burgess has captured the spirit
of the original film screenplay while demonstrating the skill and
inspiration he showed in his award-winning novel, Junk.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 143 x 205 x 11mm | 120g
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1903434335
  • 9781903434338
  • 61,907

About Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess, geboren 1954 in London, aufgewachsen in Surrey und Sussex. Tätig als Journalist, bevor er begann, Jugendbücher zu veröffentlichen. Ausgezeichnet u. a. mit dem Guardian Fiction Award und der Carnegie Medal. Der Autor lebt mit seiner Familie in Manchester.
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Rating details

1,138 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 24% (270)
4 41% (461)
3 27% (308)
2 7% (78)
1 2% (21)
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