Johnny and the Bomb
by Terry Pratchett
Review by Paul Haggerty
HarperTrophy Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780060541934
Date: 01 April 2008 List Price $5.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
It's 1941 and the English town of Blackbury has just been accidentally bombed by the Luftwaffe. An old, insane lady known to the locals as Mrs. Tachyon is pushing her wire shopping cart full of plastic bags down the debris-filled road and into a building with an unexploded 25-pound bomb. It's 1996 and Johnny Maxwell and his friends find the old, insane lady known to locals as Mrs. Tachyon collapsed in an alley. After she's taken away to the hospital, Johnny takes possession of her old wire shopping cart, just to keep it safe for her. What's inside those black bags is a mystery and an awesome power. One which will take Johnny and his friends on a journey back through time and down the other leg of "The trousers of time." From official release/information:
Book Description: When Johnny Maxwell finds himself mysteriously transported through time to the Second World War, he knows when and where bombs will fall. If he tells anyone, he risks changing the future. If he doesn't, innocent people will die. ...