From Carnegie Medal - winning author Mal Peet comes a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, both harrowing and life-affirming.

Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in 1907, Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada. At age fifteen he is sent to work on a farm, from which he eventually escapes. Finally in charge of his own destiny, Beck starts westward, crossing the border into America and back, all while the Great Depression rages on. What will it take for Beck to understand the agonies of his childhood and realize that love is possible?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"An engrossing, rich, ambitious, wonderfully written book." - David Almond


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 0-7636-7842-2 / 978-0-7636-7842-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4063-3112-0 / 978-1-4063-3112-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-5362-0642-3 / 978-1-5362-0642-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4063-6142-9 / 978-1-4063-6142-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4894-0876-2 / 978-1-4894-0876-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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September 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4894-0878-9 / 978-1-4894-0878-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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September 2017 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet
ISBN: 1-4894-0877-0 / 978-1-4894-0877-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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July 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4893-9871-6 / 978-1-4893-9871-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2017 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
ISBN: 1-4893-9872-4 / 978-1-4893-9872-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beck
Author(s): Mal Peet, Meg Rosoff
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU