Johnny and the Bomb

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

After a bit of a shaky start this turns into rather a good little novel with some great scenes. It's best to read them in the order Pratchett has arranged them in. Read full review

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User Review  - ClicksClan - LibraryThing

Accidentally read out of order, thought this was second book of three but it's actually the third. Didn't feel like I was missing out on anything by missing second book, except Johnny's parents are ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

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