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Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie! Throughout her life, the dreadful aunt Alberta has squandered the family fortunes. Following the death of Stella’s parents, Alberta is determined to get her hands on the enormous Saxby Hall. Resourceful Stella is determined to stop her aunt and she charges through every adversity thrown in her way to do so. Pairing up with a resident ghostly chimney boy turns out to be the key to resolving a family mystery too. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Aunt Alberta is on a mission to cheat the young Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance - Saxby Hall. But with mischievous and irrepressible Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, alongside her Stella is determined to fight back...And sometimes a special friend, however different, is all you need to win through.
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Heir to Saxby Hall, Stella wakes up one day to find her parents gone and her evil Aunt Alberta in charge. Aunt Alberta wants the Hall and will do anything to get it. Can Stella stop her? Another hilarious story full of Walliams’ madcap humour.
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
A triumphant mix of wit and warmth - Telegraph Books of the Year
Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air - Sun
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||25th September 2014|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
David Walliams is fast becoming a global phenomenon in the world of children’s literature – his ability to wow fans is unprecedented with global sales over 14.1 million. His most recent fiction title, The World’s Worst Children, published on 19th May 2016 sold over 340,000 copies in the UK alone. It went straight to No. 1 on release where it stayed for 4 weeks and also concurred Children’s Books charts, where it stayed at No.1 for 7 weeks. Internationally sales continue to thrive, The World’s Worst Children also went straight to No. 1 in the Australian children’s ...More About David Walliams
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