Written by Jackie Martin
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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.â€¨
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.
Burglar 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
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Nightingale Books an imprint of Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers
26th May 2011
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