Johnny Swanson (Paperback)
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Johnny Swanson (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 08/05/2014
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Johnny Swanson is in shock. His friend Doctor Langdon and his wife have disappeared without a trace. And that's not all . . . it appears they have been murdered.

But things are about to become much, much worse. A suspect has been arrested . . . and it's Johnny's mother. Johnny knows she didn't do it. And now, he needs to prove it - fast.

Join brave, determined, ingenious Johnny as he embarks on a fast-paced hunt for the true killer - and exposes a deadly, dangerous secret along the way.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780552572057
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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There is a kind of children's book which is rare, but which includes some of the very best literature for the young. The Silver Sword, Goodnight Mr Tom, The Butterfly Lion, The Railway Children and Kim all belong to a genre in which there is no magic, but a tremendous sense of what real children in adversity might achieve with courage, cleverness and luck. Eleanor Updale's Johnny Swanson belongs to this category, and it deserves the highest praise * The Times *
This is a lovely story, full of fascinating and accurate period detail, social injustice and moral quandaries, that revels in a child's determination to play the unfair system to his advantage. Young fans of Updale's Montmorency series will find this equally entertaining * Daily Mail *
Eleanor Updale is an excellent storyteller, building up character, plot and excitement until the reader is compelled to stop everything else until the book is finished * The Scotsman *
Eleanor Updale's very funny Johnny Swanson introduces a great character . . . The story swings along, providing dastardly villains, inept policemen and a satisfying denouement * The Bookseller *
Johnny Swanson is a charmingly old fashioned - in the very best way - adventure novel. This is a great read, it zips along and illuminates a period of history that is usually forgotten * Write Away! *

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