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Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett

Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies . . . Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learnt a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down . . . especially since it's Halloween tomorrow. Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were . . . well . . . alive. Particularly if they break a few rules . . . The second book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.

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Marvellous story . . . funny, poignant, angry, outrageous and moving . . . Terry Pratchett is simply the best there is * Vector * A humorous book, full of puns and asides, wittily and skilfully written... a delight of a book for any fluent teenage reader * School Librarian * A lovely, funny, witty, sometimes wise book, exciting and entertaining and always highly readable * Junior Bookshelf * Entertaining fable * Independent * A funny, poignant story * Write Away! *


About the Author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948 - 2015) was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He had his first story published when he was just thirteen, and after leaving school at seventeen to become a journalist he continued writing, publishing his first novel, The Carpet People, in 1971 and going on to produce the phenomenally successful Discworld and his trilogy for young readers, The Bromeliad. His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents was awarded the 2001 Carnegie Medal.

Terry Pratchett as well as numerous other books, winning many awards and becoming the UK’s bestselling author. He was appointed OBE in 1998.

He died in March 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about his life and work at www.terrypratchettbooks.com

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd March 1994

Author

Terry Pratchett

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Author's Website

www.terrypratchett.co.uk/

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780552551069

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