Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot Penguin Readers Level Eleven year old Billy Elliot is different from other boys He is not very clever or good at sport Then one day he discovers ballet dancing Finally he has found something that

  • Title: Billy Elliot
  • Author: Melvin Burgess
  • ISBN: 9781405881760
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Penguin Readers Level 3 Eleven year old Billy Elliot is different from other boys He is not very clever or good at sport Then, one day, he discovers ballet dancing Finally he has found something that he can do well But everybody knows that ballet is for girls, not boys Will Billy continue to dance Or have his father and brother got other plans for him

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    About "Melvin Burgess"

    1. Melvin Burgess

      Melvin Burgess is a British author of children s fiction His first book, The Cry of the Wolf, was published in 1990 He gained a certain amount of notoriety in 1996 with the publication of Junk, which was published in the shadow of the film of Irvine Welsh s Trainspotting, and dealt with the trendy and controversial idea of heroin addicted teenagers Junk soon became, at least in Britain, one of the best known children s books of the decade.Burgess again courted predictable controversy in 2003, with the publication of Doing It, which dealt with underage sex America created a show based on the book, Life As We Know It In his other books, such as Bloodtide and The Ghost Behind the Wall, Burgess has dealt with less realist and sometimes fantastic themes In 2001 Burgess wrote the novelisation of the film Billy Elliot, based on Lee Hall s screenplay Polyphony is typical for his most famous novelscmillan author melvin


    1. (Popsugar #14: Libro que puedes terminar en un día)You can’t give up being just yourselfCon el escenario de fondo de una de las mayores huelgas de mineros en Inglaterra en los años 80's tenemos esta historia acerca de un niño y su familia persiguiendo sus sueños: unos por conseguir mejores condiciones de vida para los mineros del carbón, y el otro descubriendo dentro de él una habilidad que le puede llevar muy lejos , viviendo una vida totalmente diferente. Hay 2 narradores principales: [...]

    2. I am also into reading novelized movies aside from watching adapted movies. I tend not to be content with watching movies with my mouth agape; I want to understand the whole story completely, for there are times that I can’t follow the dialogues because I’m not much familiar with accent with which characters speak.Billy Elliot is the only movie that comes to my mind when someone asks me what my favorite movie is. It is a British dance drama film about an eleven-year-old boy desiring to be a [...]

    3. Originally reviewed at: booksbiscuitsandtea/The reason why I picked up this book is that Billy Elliot is one of my all time favourite films and I was really intrigued by the fact that it’s been released as a novel. Since it’s related to my thesis work I’ll have to start working on in the next few weeks and it’s been a while since I’ve seen the film, I decided to combine work with pleasure and read Melvin Burgess’s novel. To be honest, I found Billy’s narration quite strange at firs [...]

    4. This is an adaptation from a movie. I LOVE it, LOVE IT! (and I actually cried for this book, it was so good)It is aboutA boy who want to be a ballet dancer instead of a boxer.I guess this month is a diversity reading month for me and I'm loving it!

    5. Billy Elliot was a nice and quick read, but I was hoping so much more from it. I definitely liked how the story went on and the fact that it was easy to read. I enjoyed how it handled family and kind of LGBT issues, how it proved stereotypes wrong. On the downside, nothing was explained. I understand that it was originally a musical and the book was adapted, but it was rather poorly done. All the point of view changes were jumpy and I wanted to get to know the characters better. I did enjoy the [...]

    6. Billy Elliot is a novel written by Melvin Burgees. Billy Elliot is also a really famous play that was written by Lee Hall. It is about a boy who likes to dance especially ballet dance. Billy's father made Billy box but Billy's passion was dancing. Billy lives with his brother called Tony Elliot and his dad called Jackie Elliot. His mum died a long time ago. Billy would go to Mrs Wilkinson for ballet lesson for 50 pence. He would go home and practice like doing the spin. When his father asked him [...]

    7. “Billy Elliot“ was written by Melvin Burgess and based on the motion picture screenplay by Lee Hall.It's a novel about a boy, who wants to become a ballet dancer. The book is for ages 11 and above.Billy lives in a poor family and has to take care of his grandmother. He takes boxing lessons, but instead of boxing, he likes dancing around the ring. That behaviour makes Billy's father Jackie angry, because of the fact that Jackie and Tony, Billy's brother, don't earn much money and the boxing l [...]

    8. There isn't actually all that much to say about this story. The entire story should serve as a reminder that everyone should stay themselves and life isn't about living the way others want you to, but the way you want to. The ending is a bit predictable even though I anticipated a slightly different one for a few chapters. There are several POV-s and each adds something to the story. Billy's POV was my favourite and Tony's my least favourite. The season this book reminds me of? Strike season. :) [...]

    9. After having recently re-discovered the brilliant movie that is Billy Elliot, my friend told be that it had also been published as a book. I found and purchased it within minutes, and I'm so glad I did. The book was absolutely fantastic with staying true to the original plot, but while still being original by giving the reader chapters in some of the other characters perspective. I really enjoyed knowing what each of the different characters were thinking, and seeing their view on things. I fini [...]

    10. 1. Penguin level 32. 11/15 20min 11/19 65min3. ballet, boxing, mother, piano, father, London, dancer4. a) I'm not a gay. b) When I read this scene, I thought Billy is gay. But ballet isn't only for girls, but also for boys. My thinking is discrimination based on gender.5. At first, father opposed Billy going to a dance school in London and become a ballet dancer. However, finally he cheered and understood his son. And he was proud of his son. In my opinion, love between parents and children is s [...]

    11. 1,Penguin level 32,6/15 60min 6/16 30min3,dance,boy,family,life,study,sport,like4,The main charactor is Elliot. Elliot is 11 years old. His family are poor, so they want Elliot to be rich. Elliot learn boxing to get a lot of money,but he doesn't like boxing. One day, he looked the lesson of dance. He became want to be a dancer, but his family oppose to be dancer.In the future, he became a famous dancer overcame family's opposition.5,I have little interest in this book. This book is fun, but I th [...]

    12. 1. Penguin Readers level 32. 6/28=30minutes, 6/29=30minutes, 7/1=35minutes 3. coal, ballet, boxing, strike, hard, accept, professional 4. I like this story very much. Billy who is a main character does what he wants even if other people say anything. He wanted to ballet though he is a boy. I was encouraged by that part. 5. I thought that to do something what I like or I should continuously is important. I noticed again that if I continue something it would get better. I thought I should exert al [...]

    13. Conmovedor libro sobre el apoyo de la familia y los medios que influyen en tus metas, basado en una película, la cual recomiendo mas, sin embargo se puede disfrutar mucho, reir, llorar y reflexionar con este libro ligero y aunque sin mucho profesionalismo, me parece que cualquiera puede sentirse identificado

    14. I read this book for a class and had to analyze different elements of the book for a paper. While I enjoyed the book, it isn't what I usually read and even though I liked the story, the novel is just all right for me. Nothing special.Billy Elliot is a shy 12-year old boy who randomly discovers his love for ballet one day. A boy dancing ballet is unheard of in his community but Billy shows maturity and open-mindedness when considering why the working class does not accept of boys dancing. “Ball [...]

    15. 1. Penguin Readers level32. Oct 24 / about 20minutes, Oct 28 / about 30minutes3. ballet / dancing / coal mine depression / England / London / dream / family love / friend love4. a) Eleven-years-old Billy Elliot is different from other boys. He is not very clever or good at sports. Then, one day, he discovers ballet dancing. Finally, he has found something that he can do well. But everybody knows that ballet is for girls, not boys. Will Billy continue to dance? Or have his father and brother got [...]

    16. Set in during the miner’s strike, this book is a novelisation of the film (which I have not seen yet) that tells the story of a miner’s son that is crap at sports - including boxing, which is a family tradition - but is a natural at ballet.I remember the miner’s strike as the event that nearly turned this country into a police state; nobody will ever convince me that the police were not acting criminally during that protest and were acting upon the orders of Thatcher - and for that reason [...]

    17. *book: Penguin, level 3*time: 10/24, 120 minutes*summary: Billy, strike, masculinity, coal miner, boxing, ballet, family*questions:1. Billy who was the main character liked ballet better than boxing even though it is womanish dance. Do you like anything mannish?Yes! I love baseball and blue! My father, my sister, and I played softball, and my brother played baseball, so I understand the rules well. I think it is the most exciting sport! Additionally, my favorite color is blue. Usually, blue is f [...]

    18. -Penguin Readers Level 3-Time 10/28 = 110 minutes-7 word summary: Billy - Jackie - Tony - boxing - ballet - Mrs Wilkinson - audition-Discussion questions1. Have you ever thought that you are different from others?Yes, I have thought it. When I go shopping, strange clothes often catch my eye's and I often buy them. I feel a little different from average people. I think it is one of my character.2.Have you ever experienced anything that you did very hard?In my case , I practiced volleyball very ha [...]

    19. For soffie's classMinutes 65Summary boy strike boxing unwilling dance enjoy hiddenQ1 In the book main characer Billy plays boxing un willing. His father force him to play boxing as his father and his grandfather did. so Do you have some resson that you don't want to??A1 Actually when I was in elementary school, basically 2 days in a week, I should go swimming club. Then I wonder why I go swimming school and hesitate to go there. That's so boring for me to go.Q2 In the book, Billy really enjoy da [...]

    20. -penguin readers level 3-aurthor :Melvin Burgess-10/16=100 minutes-7 summary words: a elven-year-old boy, strange, family, boxing, ballet dance, exciting and smile-Discussion questions1, what do you think that your son want to learn ballet dance? -If my son say that, I want him to learn it. I think he should do what he want to do!2, If you have only a son, what sports do you want him to play?- I want him to play badminton, because I can teache it to him.I recommend this book because it was excit [...]

    21. 1. Penguin readers level 32. 10/28 40min 10/29 50min3. boys, boxing, girls, ballet, dancing, mum4. What do you think about an idea of Billy's father that ballet is for girls and boys should not do it? --- I think that the idea is not good. Because there are many men who are good at ballet. It is extremely free what boys and girls, old and young people do and enjoy.5. I really respect Billy. Because he has himself strongly. I am often controlled and influenced by people and their opinions. So if [...]

    22. -Penguin Readers, level 3-Time: 90 minutes-7 word summary: strike, ballet, boxing, mine, family, fight, and police-Discussion Questions1. Do you think boys dance ballet?It is OK but I have never heard some boys dance ballet, so if I don't read this book, I may have a biased view.2. If you have boys, do you want them to box?No, I don't. I like soccer, especially watching the games, so if I have boys, I want them to play soccer.-CommentThis book made a deep impression on me. I have never read such [...]

    23. Complete review available: Billy ElliotIt didn't go as far as I was expecting, but it was a thrilling read. There's a lot more to the story than gets passed around by word of mouth, with twists and strong sideplots. The temporal and spatial setting of the novel is well-explored, well-researched and is used in such effect with the rest of the novel. A heart-warming tale of more than you'd expect

    24. 1. PENGUIN Level 3 2. 10/8 40 min 10/12 25 min 3. lost, strike, box, ballet, destruction, competition, got into, 4. a A strike can destroy some families. Dad and I are friends because ballet dancing! B they had very complicated relationship after his mother died. however thanks of Billy their relationship is fixed. So I thought, even a small thing could change and solve difficult situation and problems. 5 This book was interesting to read. I thought, I shouldn't judge the things by gender. also, [...]

    25. Billy was the main character of this book. However, he was weak and he doesn’t have lots of time to survived. So, his father asked the wishes that he wants to do. Billy said he want to do boxing. He was having hard time for three months to do boxing, but he overcome with it. After three months, he saw a ballet and wanted to learn about ballet. So, he tried and it was also hard to make balance of straight body. This story gives a lot of impressions every scene. At last, it is the moment that is [...]

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