Gangsta Granny

Written by David Walliams

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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Category Winner of The Red House Children’s Book Award 2013 & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.   Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl, David Walliams has shown in his previous titles including Mr Stink that he knows how to make his readers laugh! Ben’s granny is really boring; staying with her is a nightmare of eating cabbage, playing Scrabble and being treated like a baby. But then he discovers something rather AMAZING about his dull old gran; she has a biscuit tin full of jewellery including the biggest and most sparkling diamond he has ever seen. Life with a gangsta gran is quite a different thing and soon Ben is off on a wild and hilarious adventure.

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Gangsta Granny Synopsis

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...

Gangsta Granny Press Reviews

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's 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'


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007371464
Publication date: 28/02/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007371440
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007371464
Publication date: 28th February 2013
Author: David Walliams
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books, Bookshelf Essentials, All Shortlists and Winners

About David Walliams

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 ...

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