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Grandpa's Great Escape

Grandpa's Great Escape

The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams

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ISBN 9780008183424
Barcode 9780008183424
Published 20 February 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, edition
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Author(s) By Walliams, David
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ISBN-13 9780008183424
ISBN-10 0008183422
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 20 February 2017
International Publication Date 9 February 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, edition
Edition edition
Author(s) By Walliams, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 430g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Humorous fiction, Grandparent and child, Grandfathers, Escapes, Nursing home care
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 723530

Description of this Book

The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams Jack's Grandpa...*wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn't remember Jack's name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day...An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS: A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale... hilarious - Amanda Craig, The Times I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole, Guardian The new Roald Dahl - Evening Standard A triumphant mix of wit and warmth - Telegraph Books of the Year Ridiculously over-the-top and utterly delightful - Spectator Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air - Sun David Walliams' children's books are now guaranteed bestsellers... watch this fly off the shelves - Daily Mail Delightfully funny - Metro
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Walliams - comedian, actor and author - continues to take the children's literary world by storm. His tenth novel, BAD DAD, was an immediate number one, following the triumph of THE MIDNIGHT GANG, the biggest-selling children's book of 2016. WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2, which published in early 2017, spent four weeks at industry number one and eight weeks at the top of the children's chart. They have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim - and RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST and AWFUL AUNTIE have all won the National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. David's books have now exceeded 100 non-consecutive weeks in the children's number-one spot, and have been translated into 53 languages, selling more than 24 million copies worldwide. Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, HUGO AND THE WICKED WINTER, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series. David and Tony have worked on six bestselling picture books together, as well as eight of David's phenomenally successful children's novels - BILLIONAIRE BOY, GANGSTA GRANNY, RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST, AWFUL AUNTIE, GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE, THE MIDNIGHT GANG and BAD DAD. David and Tony also collaborated on the 2017 World Book Day title, BLOB, and the two blockbuster short story collections, THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN and THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2.

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