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PublisherNightingale Books an imprint of Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers
Publication date26th May 2011
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The Lovereading comment:
We loved this book. Perfect for keen readers and reluctant ones, in particular those aged 7 and up. Dean does what he's told by his older brother even when it involves crime, until he meets someone during a break-in who changes the direction of his life completely. It's a wonderfully heart-warming story and an easy read that readers will find impossible to put down.
Jackie Martin on why she wrote Burglar Boy:
My aim was to make an unloved character loveable, to provoke empathy and to transform his destiny.
I have always been intrigued by the coincidences that link people together. I believe in the far-reaching consequences of altruism, and in the importance of kindness to animals.
SynopsisBurglar Boy by Jackie Martin
Not your typical black-hearted burglar, Dean is a neglected 11-year-old, free to roam the streets day and night, and encouraged to steal by his older brother in a secret life of crime. Then, one day, during a break-in, Dean meets someone who makes his adventures take a whole new direction...
'Teachers and parents: if you know a middle grader who is likely to read only one book this summer, recommend Burglar Boy. And be sure to keep a copy for yourself. Bookreview.com considers Burglar Boy a Must Read!' - BookReview.com (Hot summer reading list – Teen Fiction)
'It was difficult to put this book down. Burglar Boy is simply a fantastic story.' - Kid Lit Reviews
'Burglar Boy is a treat for children of all ages and even adults and a thoroughly engaging read.' - Norm Goldman, Bookpleasures.com
About The Author
Making the unloved loveable, Jackie Martin writes entertaining feel-good stories which are inspired by real-life characters and enjoyed by adults and children alike. Jackie is married with a daughter and has many years' experience working with children as an entertainer, teaching assistant and private tutor. She has a First-class (Honours) Degree in Psychology. Formerly a cartoon illustrator, she sells her humorous designs on the website www.jackiecartoons.com.
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