Grandpa's Great Escape
*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.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 141 x 222 x 39mm | 600g
- 01 Oct 2015
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
01 Aug 2016
18 Aug 2015
27 Feb 2014
04 Jun 2015
04 Feb 2016
"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
About David Walliams
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.