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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849394550
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $12.99

The Baby and Fly Pie


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A new edition of this Melvin Burgess classic.

'We're the rubbish kids, losers and orphans. Everyday we go out on to the Tip to sort rubbish for Mother Shelly.'

For Sham, Fly Pie and his sister Jane, this is the grim reality of their lives. Then one day everything changes when they find a baby on the Tip - a baby worth seventeen million pounds . . .

This discovery takes them into a savage, lonely city and so begins an endless fight for survival.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849394550
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $12.99

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 The Baby and Fly Pie

“Gritty and realistic, this novel touches and challenges, and certainly can't be put down.”

Books for Keeps

“Totally gripping and charged with intense emotion.”

Mail on Sunday


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