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Told from the differing male viewpoints of Billy, Jackie his dad and Michael his friend, this is the tough, heart-warming story of Billy Elliot with Melvin Burgess, author of Junk, adding power and even greater depth to the characters in this novel. The life of 12-year-old Billy, a coal-miner's son from Northern England is changed forever when he stumbles on a ballet class during his weekly boxing session. Before long he finds himslef wanting to dance and showing a raw talent seldom seen by the class teacher. But Billy knows he must keep his participation a secret. His mother is dead and his father and brother are fiercely involved in a bitter miner's strike; they wouldn't understand his fascination with ballet. This is Billy's gritty, poignant struggle to realise his talent and find a different future.

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Used availability for Melvin Burgess's Billy Elliot

Hardback Editions

March 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 0-613-53967-2 / 978-0-613-53967-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
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February 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Billy Elliot (New Windmills KS3)
Author(s): Mr Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 0-435-13061-7 / 978-0-435-13061-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

2008 : Paperback
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 9944485985 / 978-9944485982
Publisher: Artemis Yayinlari
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Elliot: Level 3 (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers))
Author(s): Melvyn Burgess
ISBN: 1-4058-5000-0 / 978-1-4058-5000-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Elliot (Scholastic Readers)
Author(s): Jacquie Bloese
ISBN: 1-904720-24-2 / 978-1-904720-24-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mary Glasgow Magazines
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 1-903434-33-5 / 978-1-903434-33-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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March 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 0-439-31228-0 / 978-0-439-31228-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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March 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 0-439-31621-9 / 978-0-439-31621-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): NA
ISBN: 1-4479-2537-8 / 978-1-4479-2537-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: NA
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Billy Elliot (adult edition) (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 1-4074-2444-0 / 978-1-4074-2444-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Billy Elliot (teen edition) (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
ISBN: 1-4074-2284-7 / 978-1-4074-2284-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2001 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Billy Elliot
Author(s): Melvin Burgess
Publisher: Chicken House
Availability: Amazon UK