Johnny and the Dead
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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 . . . The second book in the Johnny Maxwell trilogy.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 18.14g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552551066
  • 9780552551069
  • 31,210

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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! *show more

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

Review Text

"A humorous book, full of puns and asides, wittily and skilfully written... a delight of a book for any fluent teenage reader"show more

Back cover copy

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 aren’t 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 . . . SHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL A WRITERS’ GUILD AWARD WINNER ‘Marvellous story . . . funny, poignant, angry, outrageous and moving . . . Terry Pratchett is simply the best there is’ Vectorshow more

Rating details

7,897 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,887)
4 37% (2,907)
3 32% (2,530)
2 6% (506)
1 1% (67)
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