Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert

Johnny NothingJohnny Nothing by Ian Probert

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Johnny Nothing is written for children aged 11 upwards, but is readable as an adult. This book should appeal to young boys and girls and should do a good job in encouraging boys to continue reading.

Johnny is a dull child, bored with life, ordinary and poor, until he’s left £1 million by Uncle Marley. The adults in Johnny’s life can’t believe his luck and there is the chance to inherit more. If Johnny can come back in 1 years time with proof of a profit, then he can get £10 million.

Johnny is given a cash card, but as soon as they leave the funeral his Mum snatches it and goes on a very long spending spree, without spending any on Johnny. After 8 months of spending Johnny can stand it no more and puts a stop to his mother, but he finds himself giving away his money to people in need. Suddenly there is nothing left and Johnny once again has nothing. Is there any possible way Johnny can still get hold of the £10 million at the end of one year? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

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Ian is our guest author on the blog tomorrow, do come back and find out more about him.

Meanwhile let’s have some fun, what would you do to turn a profit from £1 million if you were an 11 year old boy?

15 thoughts on “Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert

  1. Great book! Looking forward for tomorrow’s blog post!
    Save a royal raven from harm, paint its picture, let this be shown in the news, accept the Queen’s offer for the picture…


  2. Anything to encourage boys to keep reading – sounds like a good one for them. Think I managed to turn one of my boys into a reader, but the other only reads sports and fitness magazines – guess that’s something.


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