Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell novel to be reissued

Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell novel to be reissued

 Sir Terry Pratchett’s Johnny Maxwell trilogy is set to be reissued with new illustrations by Mark Beech.

Corgi, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will next month re-release the first book in Only You Can Save Mankind, aimed at primary school readers, is about a boy called Johnny who suddenly finds himself the leader of an alien race. It was first published in 1992 and has since sold more than 330,000 copies globally, according to PRH.

The new edition will be released on 22nd February (p/b, £6.99) with drawings by Beech, who has illustrated other Pratchett books like Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales.

Beech will also illustrate the second and third book in the Johnny Maxwell series – Johnny and the Dead and Johnny and the Bomb – due for release in June 2018 and August 2018 respectively.

Pratchett passed away in 2015 after suffering from posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), a type of Alzheimer’s.

Last year, PRH reissued Pratchett’s Tifanny Aching series with illustrations by Laura Ellen Andersen.