Pratchett, Terry.Johnny and the Dead.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

PRATCHETT, Terry. Johnny and the dead. (The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy, Book 2.) HarperCollins. 224p. c2006, 1993.0-06-054188-1. $15.99. (Lib. bdg: 0-06-054189-X. $18.89.) JS

Johnny, a 12-year-old British boy, discovers he can see and hear things others can't--the dead people in the local cemetery, for instance. However, a company named United Amalgamated Consolidated Holdings plans to erect an office building on that very spot, and when the dead find out about this scheme they are highly affronted. And the more Johnny finds out about these people and their history, including the local soldiers who marched off to WW I together and died together, the more affronted Johnny becomes, too. It's up...

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