About the Author
Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written 38 novels in the Discworld series, the last 33 all reached no 1 in the best seller lists. In all, he has written 49 books and co-authored about 50 more. His novel Nation, for young adult readers, was adapted for the Royal National Theatre and staged in 2009. He was knighted in the 2009 New Year's Honour List 'for services to literature'. The original novel, Johnny and the Bomb, is the third in his Johnny Maxwell series for young readers. Matthew Holmes is a children's music educator, professional musician and writer based in the UK. This is his second musical adapation for schools of a Terry Pratchett novel. His first, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, was successfully performed early in 2011 to enthusiastic audiences. His other works include several children's hit singles in A&C Black's popular Songsheets series, including Viking Rock and Hot off the Press. He is currently a music specialist in a special needs school in Staffordshire.