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  • Published: 2 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849395342
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

An Angel For May


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A brand-new edition of this Melvin Burgess classic.

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.

  • Pub date: 2 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849395342
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

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, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.

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Praise for An Angel For May

“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.”

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