Johnny and the Dead, Paperback Book

Johnny and the Dead Paperback

Part of the Johnny Maxwell series

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552551069

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Pratchet-Johnny and the Dead -Johnny Maxwell, a twelve-year-old boy -can see and talk to the dead. Not surprisingly, Johnny’s friends don’t believe him at first. The council wants to sell the cemetery as a building site for new company, United Amalgamated Consolidated Holdings. But the dead are not going to take this lying down, having learned a thing or two from Johnny and it being Halloween the next day.They find themselves beginning to see life is a lot more enticing beyond the graveyard than it was when they were living, especially if they bend a few of the rules.

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Nice quick read, managed to read it in about three sittings. Short enough to almost read in one day.Classic Terry Pratchett sense of humour, lots of funny bits that I couldn't help but laugh out loud at or share with my husband.Couldn't put all my favourite quotes into my book journal because lots of them ran over a whole page or more.Read out of order, originally thought it was third but it's actually second. Don't feel like I missed anything by reading it out of order, just Mrs Tachyon's introduction.Was expecting to see Kirsty in this one but she's not in it.

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A nice quick read. I preferred it to the previous book in the series as it was funnier and the plot was better.

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