The Baby and Fly Pie by Melvin Burgess

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In a London of the future, three homeless teens stumble upon a kidnapped baby worth 17 million pounds. They could use her to make all their dreams come true, if only they handle things right. But the three can't agree on what the "right" approach is. The teens' sruggle with each other and with the harsh society they live in is a compelling, often chilling tale.
 

About Melvin Burgess

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Published January 1, 1993 by London: Andersen 1993.. 189 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction
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Burgess (An Angel for May, 1995, etc.) sets this brutal, cheerless tale of three orphans and a kidnapped baby amid the shantytowns and roving death squads of London in the near future.

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Shortlisted for England's Carnegie Medal for children's fiction, this stark and steely novel has lots of taut action but no silver lining. Three rubbish kids, throwaways in a grimy and lawless Lon

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Expecting they can get a reward for returning baby Sylvie to her rich parents, Jane, Sham and Fly Pie cart the baby from violent trash heap to teeming slum, thinking of a plan to save both the baby and themselves from a pitiful life on the run.

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Summary: Energetic and thrilling story for middle to early teen readers, set in an alternate London and telling the story of street children given a slim chance to change their destiny.

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