Grandpa’s Great Escape

By (author) Walliams, David
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By (author) Walliams, David; Illustrated by Ross Tony
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The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams – now available in paperback!


The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams – now available in paperback!

Jack’s Grandpa…

*wears his slippers to the supermarket

*serves up Spam à 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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“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

Biographical note

David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and has become one of the most influential children’s writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 45 million copies, and his books translated into 55 languages. Collectively across his titles, David has celebrated 70 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the overall book charts and more than 200 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the Children’s charts – an achievement no other children’s writer has reached.
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!


• David Walliams’ eighth fiction title!

• David Walliams goes from strength to strength. His children’s books have now sold over 11 million copies in the UK alone (HarperCollins BIDS, August 2016)

• The biggest UK children’s author to debut this century!

• David''s latest novel, Awful Auntie, was the biggest selling book of 2014 and won the National Book Award for Children''s Book of the Year and Audiobook of the Year

• Published to huge critical acclaim, Walliams is often compared to Roald Dahl in the press, and is the winner of several book awards in the UK and internationally

• Tony Ross is one of the UK’s best-known author-illustrators. He has written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000 – including the bestselling Horrid Henry series

Competition: Wonder; Wimpy Kid; Harry Potter; Nevermoor; Code Name Bananas. Roald Dahl; Liz Pichon; Jeff Kinney; Tom Fletcher; R J Palacio; Julian Clary; J. K. Rowling

More Information
Author By (author) Walliams, David
Date Of Publication Feb 9, 2017
EAN 9780008183424
Contributors Walliams, David; Ross Tony
Publisher Harpercollins
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 129 mm
Height 198 mm
Thickness 28 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
Audience Age From 9 to 12
Authors David Walliams
Weight 0.430000
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