Johnny and the Doomsday Machine
David Nathaniel Titcher
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Twelve-year-old Johnny Fremont is the world's only hope when the Council of Fifty, a secret society of the most evil people on the planet, decides to wipe out the entire Southern Hemisphere with a doomsday machine.
Johnny may be only twelve-years-old, but he's been training his entire life for a fabulous Indiana Jones-like adventure. He trains with one motto: if anybody in the world is capable of doing something, then he should be able to do it. If David Blaine can hold his breath for eight minutes, then Johnny should be able to do it for nine. If a fitness guru can swim the English Channel, handcuffed, shackled, and pulling a boat, then Johnny should be able to do it with one hand tied behind his back as well. With this philosophy, Johnny has become the world's smartest and toughest kid. However, he has to pretend to be average at school (he makes sure his grades are all C's, not C pluses or C minuses) so that he won't stick out.
Johnny's chance for adventure finally comes when he must track down Albert Einstein's diary, which contains all the extreme secrets of the universe. Einstein hid the diary in his house before he died. For the next sixty years, every government in the world has ransacked and probed the house, searching desperately for the diary, but they came up completely empty. However, when Johnny teams up with Azelia, his arch-nemesis, they find it in one hour.
Following the clues that Einstein laid out in his the diary, Johnny and Azelia, arguing every single second, embark on an incredible adventure to save the world from a doomsday machine that destroys the planet every 25,000 years.
About the Author:
From WGA Award nominated screenwriter David Titcher ("The Librarian: Quest for the Spear," "Around the World in Eighty Days," and "The Curse of King Tut's Tomb").
Johnny & the Doomsday Machine
What a great book for young children!! My 8 year old son loved it!!! The interactive elements made it really awesome! So much so we are sharing it at summer camp!! Finally a great book that kids will enjoy and want to read again and again!
Sweet read for the kids!
Definitely worth the money! My two sons had an awesome time accompanying Johnny on his adventure and were captivated by the interactive parts of the story. It kept them entertained for quite some time and they always nag me for the ipad so they can read it again (which is great because neither of them generally like reading)! The illustraions are beautiful and I'd recommend the book to kids of all ages. If you're deciding what to get - this is the one!
Great book for kids. I would definitely recommend getting this book. My son loved it and the interactive parts really kept him entertained. This is a book you can keep reading over and over and always be entertained.