Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace

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Chosen as one of the Top Ten Best New Books for Children 2015 by Andrea Reece. Danny Wallace is well-known as comedian, actor and TV presenter. Now he’s a children’s author too, and a very good one. Hamish lives in Britain’s fourth-most boring town but life gets very exciting when one day Hamish notices that the whole world has stopped: planes; cars; people. Everything in fact - except him. What follows is a fast moving, funny sci-fi adventure. There’s lots that’s very silly but some sharp one-liners too and droll descriptions. Hamish and his friends are engaging characters, and the baddies something else altogether! This will have anyone aged 8 and up in stitches. ~ Andrea Reece


Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace

What would YOU do...if the whole world just stopped? Yes the WHOLE WORLD. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you! Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And it's being caused by The WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends The Terribles! They have a PLAN! They want to take our world for their own ...Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on - You know now, don't you? Oh dear. Can Hamish save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! -- Frank Cottrell Boyce Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, they're gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories 'til he's 97. -- Tim Minchin Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids - particularly boys - will really enjoy. The Sun Like David Walliams, Wallace is a comedian turned children's author. Of the two, Wallace's writing is the funnier. -- Children's Book of the Week The Sunday Times Wallace's vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement... Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible. The Guardian

About the Author

Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace is an award-winning writer and television and radio presenter. His first novel for adult readers, Charlotte Street, was an international bestseller, published in sixteen countries and followed in the wake of his non-fiction bestsellers which include Awkward Situations for Men, Yes Man and Join Me. He writes a regular column for Shortlist Magazine which reaches 1.3 million readers weekly and is a contributing editor at British GQ magazine. HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS is his first children's book.

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336 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

12th March 2015




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