Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett
(Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, 3.)

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Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell has a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This has never been more true than when he finds himself in his hometown on May 21, 1941, over forty years before his birth!

An accidental time traveler, Johnny knows his history. He knows England is at war, and he knows that on this day German bombs will fall on the town. It happened. It's history. And as Johnny and his friends quickly discover, tampering with history can have unpredictable—and drastic—effects on the future.

But letting history take its course means letting people die. What if Johnny warns someone and changes history? What will happen to the future? If Johnny uses his knowledge to save innocent lives by being in the right place at the right time, is he doing the right thing?

Mixing nail-biting suspense with outrageous humor, Terry Pratchett explores a classic time-travel paradox in Johnny Maxwell's third adventure.


About Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. He is the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, and he was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to literature. Pratchett lives in England.
Published April 3, 2007 by HarperCollins. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Just as Madeleine L'Engle attempts to explain the Tesseract in the Wrinkle in Time series, Terry Pratchett also expends effort describing time travel in a way that teens or older kids can understand.

Mar 21 2008 | Read Full Review of Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny M...

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In the Pratchett canon, the Johnny Maxwell Trilogy is easier to read and deliberately provides more to talk about than his other books and series.

Apr 01 2007 | Read Full Review of Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny M...


You just let me have a look at --- " He reached toward the cart.

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