Johnny and the Dead: Book summary and reviews of Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett

Johnny and the Dead

by Terry Pratchett

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Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2006
    224 pages
    Genre: Novels

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When those interred in the local cemetery discover that their final resting place has been sold for development, they're rather unhappy about it. Helped by Johnny Maxwell, still recovering from saving mankind, they start an underground movement to stop the developers.

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'Readers will take immense pleasure in the jokes, some broad and some subtle and dry, that come sailing at them from all sides. This book stands alone easily, but after reading it, kids will want the first one.' - Library Journal.
'Satisfying. An agreeable assortment of sweetly looney characters.' - Kirkus Reviews.

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Terry Pratchett Author Biography

Sir Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983.

In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. He was awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

Pratchett's latest novel, Dodger is out now. Other new publications include a collection of short fiction works, entitled A Blink of the Screen and The Compleat Ank-Morpork – a guide to Discworld's premier city, which includes a street map, trade directory and gazetteer.

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