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Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

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By (author) David Walliams

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 306 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 26mm | 250g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007371462
  • ISBN 13: 9780007371464
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 375

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Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David's previous bestsellers. Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. She's the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. 1) She was once an international jewel thief. 2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben's help...

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DAVID WALLIAMS is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim. Since then, his second book, Mr Stink, has gone on to receive similar plaudits, while growing an already devoted fanbase. The Boy in the Dress was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and Mr Stink was one of Amanda Craig's Children's Books of the Year in the Times.

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`Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve, play Scrabble and smell of cabbage will laugh out loud at David Walliams's new book, Gangsta Granny.` - The Telegraph Magazine `Just like Walliams' previous books, it very funny and superbly perceptive, with loads of clever observations about the kind of thing we got up to when we were young, which is why it's so appealing to adults too.` - Heat `This is possibly David's funniest book ever.` - Heat `David's fourth novel confirms his reputation as the Roald Dahl of his generation.` - Woman's Way Magazine `It's hilarious and will make you cry. David Walliams hits a high note.` - Guardian By Kids, For Kids Review