The Baby and Fly Pie
Written by Melvin Burgess
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Award-winning Melvin Burgess is at his most tender in this thought provoking and deeply moving story. Sham and Fly Pie make their living on the rubbish tip. Scavenging for Mother Shelly they pick up this and that and Fly Pie dreams always of escape – escape to the country and a proper way of life. But, then the rubbish tip throws up something different. A baby. A baby worth seventeen million pounds. What choices should Fly Pie make now?
'We're the rubbish kids, losers and orphans. Every day 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.
The Baby and Fly Pie by Melvin Burgess
'We're the rubbish kids, losers and orphans. Every day 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.
- Totally gripping and charged with intense emotion. -- Mail on Sunday
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Andersen Press Ltd
2nd August 2012
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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