Johnny and the Dead

Johnny and the Dead

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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 ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 104.14 x 175.26 x 15.24mm | 45.36g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0552527408
  • 9780552527408

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"Wraith-like jokes pushing at the margins of taste... inspired imagination" The Independent "A hilarious and subtly thought-provoking story" The 100 Best Books "A marvellous story... You think this is a good book? Right. It is funny, poignant, angry, outrageous and moving. Were it a movie, you'd leave the cinema wondering whether you were crying with laughter or because of the passion and compassion of the story. ... [this book is] the best he has ever written, one that would shift him - were there any justice - from the ranks of "mere" bestsellerdom into the realm of "literature"... it also makes you look again at the way we live" Vector Magazine "Terry Pratchett uses his wicked sense of humour to hilarious effect in his new fantasy story...anyone over ten can find something to smile about here" Daily Mailshow more

About Terry Pratchett

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. 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.show more

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