Johnny and the Bomb
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Johnny and the Bomb

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It's May 21 1941, thought Johnny. It's war. Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley . . . as long as it's not the kiss of life. But there's more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different eras - including the Blackbury Blitz in 1941. Suddenly now isn't the safe place Johnny once thought it was as he finds himself caught up more and more with then . . . The third book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Rev. ed.
  • 055255104X
  • 9780552551045
  • 45,114

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

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"Enormously entertaining and contains more wry observations than you could shake a Heinkel at" * Daily Telegraph * "Thrilling and impressively funny" * Mail on Sunday * "Witty dialogue allied to thought-provoking ideas" * The School Librarian *show more

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It’s May 21 1941, thought Johnny. It’s war. Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley . . . as long as it’s not the kiss of life. But there’s more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different eras – including the Blackbury Blitz in 1941. Suddenly now isn’t the safe place Johnny once thought it was as he finds himself caught up more and more with then . . . SMARTIES PRIZE, SILVER MEDAL WINNER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL and THE CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD ‘Enormously entertaining and contains more wry observations than you could shake a Heinkel at’ Daily Telegraphshow more

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"Witty dialogue allied to thought-provoking ideas"show more

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6,284 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (2,321)
3 31% (1,951)
2 6% (372)
1 1% (57)
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