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Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots - and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day...
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.
Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there's one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.
With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.
Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot...
Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:
Dahl finally has a worthy successor
Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air
- The Sun
'[Walliams' books] are brilliantly, beautifully and seemingly effortlessly written ... Mr Dahl finally has a worthy successor' Telegraph
'Walliams understands something crucial about children and stories' Metro
A great comic tale... Walliams is a natural wit
- Evening Standard
Well written, funny, touching
A passionate celebration of individuality
Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing
***** - Heat
- The Times
Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it
- Time Out
|Publication date:||5th November 2020|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
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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