HarperCollins Publishers just sent me a new book to review: Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett. (Actually, I’ve received a few this week, but this is the one I started reading first, thanks to the encouragement of my daughter.)
I’ve enjoyed the writing of Pratchett, author of the humorous alternate universe Discworld series, for some time now, as evidenced in my Ten Favorite Books post a while back. Until HarperCollins surprised me with this review copy, however, I was unaware that he had written any novels geared towards youth. Apparently he not only writes for readers of all ages, but he has been awarded The Carnegie Medal, Britain’s highest honor for a children’s novel, for his book The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.
Now that my oldest daughter is beginning to enjoy books “with chapters” and “no pictures,” I will definitely have to add Pratchett to the list. This promises to be a genre we can both enjoy. Keep an eye out for my upcoming review of Johnny and the Bomb soon.