Book:Johnny and the Dead

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Johnny and the Dead
Cover art by John Avon
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Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 1993
ISBN 0-385-40301-1
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Main characters Johnny Maxwell
Series Johnny Maxwell Series
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All data relates to the first UK edition.


Not many people can see the dead (not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead have learned a thing or two from Johnny. They're not going to take it lying down... especially since it's Halloween tomorrow.

Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were...well...alive. Particularly if they break a few rules...

Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies...

Lead Characters

The Dead

Living Characters

Supernatural Entities


Johnny and the Dead
DVD Cover
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IMDB 0294117
First Broadcast 1995
Broadcast Channel ITV
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Producer(s) Gerald Fox
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Starring Jotham Annan, George Baker, Brian Blessed
Duration 120 minutes
Episodes 4
Series Johnny Maxwell Series
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Preceded by Truckers
Followed by Welcome to the Discworld
All data relates to the UK home release.

TV Series

Johnny and the Dead was adapted for television by London Weekend Television in 1995.



The book was also adapted into a stage-play by Stephen Briggs in 1996.


First Edition Cover by John Avon
Cover by Josh Kirby (German)
Audio Cassette
Audio CD
Cover by Dan Panosian
Cover by Bill Mayer
TV Series Edition Cover
Cover by Henry Steadman
Cover by Paul Kidby
Cover by Mark Beech

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