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Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett


Only You Can Save Mankind

Terry Pratchett

Part of the 'Johnny Maxwell' Series
Horror - Fantasy - SF   NewGen - YA Fiction   Horror - Fantasy - SF   
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The first of the Johnny Maxwell trilogy, aimed at younger readers but accessible to all, deals with perceptions of reality, humanity, gender, race and conflict in Pratchett's famously light and witty style.  Set against the first Gulf War and the break-up of his parents, young Johnny's world is shaken when the alien invaders from his computer game ask him to save them from the humans.  Pratchett's deeply clever humour makes difficult subjects understandable, action sequences compelling and characters charmingly human, whatever their species.  One of my all time favourite books.


Comparison: John Connolly (Gates of Hell), James Patterson (Maximum Ride); Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl).

 

Only You Can Save Mankind - The Musical.

Only You Can Save Mankind the musical premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004, receiving stunning reviews, amongst them Charles Spencer of the Daily Telegraph who said "the songs are excellent - witty - melodic and with a couple of soaring power ballads that are deeply affecting.  This is clearly a show with a future." 

 

Only You Can Save Mankind - The Album.

This release of the overture and five songs is the prelude to that future for a show now gathering the investment for a national tour.  The recorded songs have a selecton of voices from the West End, Daniel Boys and Sharon D Clarke amongst them.  Available now to download on i-tunes or to pre-order a CD, go to www.ifnotyouthenwho.com.

 



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Synopsis

Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett

As the mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons-But it's only a game, isn't it. Isn't it?


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Reviews

'A wonderful new Pratchett-style fantasy: funny and thrilling enough for anyone who can read fluently' Daily Mail

 

'An impressively original book with its thrills and spills, its inventiveness, its wit and continuous readability' Daily Telegraph
 
'Everyone should read Terry Pratchett. Maybe it should be part of the National Curriculum?'   Families
 
'Funny and exciting' The Spectator




About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing today. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he 'doesn't want to get a life, because it feels as though he's trying to lead three already'. He was appointed OBE in 1998 and in 2009 was knighted for his services to literature. He is the author of the phenomenally successful Discworld series and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad, is scheduled to be adapted into a spectacular animated movie. His first Discworld novel for children, THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS, was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal. In December 2007 he announced that he had been diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a rare variant of Alzheimer's disease.


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224 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

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Publisher
Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date
29th April 2004

Categories
Horror - Fantasy - SF
NewGen - YA Fiction
Horror - Fantasy - SF


ISBN
9780552551038
 


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