Johnny and the Dead
By Terry Pratchett
(HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780060541903, 224pp.)
Publication Date: April 2007
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The town council wants to sell the cemetery, and its inhabitants aren't about to take that lying down! Johnny is the only one who can see the outraged ghosts, and the previously alive need his help to save their home and their history. Johnny didn't mean to become the voice for the lifeless, but if he doesn't speak up, who will?
Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the worlds most popular authors. his novels about the fantastical flat planet Discworld have sold more than 65 million copies, and in 2009 he was knighted for services to literature.
Sir Terrys highly praised novels for children have won such honors as the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book prize for Young Adult Literature, a Printz Honor, and Britains prestigious Carnegie Medal.
He lives in England with his wife and many cats.
“A wild ride, full of Pratchett’s trademark humor.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Terry Pratchett uses his wicked send of humour to hilarious effect in his new fantasy story.”
-Daily Mail (London)
“A highly entertaining and irreverent tale from the master.”
“An agreeable assortment of sweetly looney characters.”