Burglar Boy by Jackie Martin

Burglar Boy

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.

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.

Click here to find out more from Jackie about the background to Burglar Boy.


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

About the Author

Jackie Martin

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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176 pages


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Nightingale Books an imprint of Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers

Publication date

26th May 2011




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