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Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart desires – except happiness. As one disaster follows another, Joe and his father both learn the hard way what really matters. David William’s third book for children is a neat combination of hilarity and morality in the best spirit of the master story-teller of the genre, Roald Dahl.
NEW BOOK AND CD PACK - A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from the author of The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. But Joe isn't happy. Why not? Because he's got a billion pounds...and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe's about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems. The best things in life are free, they say - and if Joe's not careful, he's going to lose them all...
A triumphant mix of wit and warmth - Telegraph Books of the Year
Guaranteed to appeal to youngsters ... definitely another hit for Walliams. - Express
David William's third book for children is a neat combination of hilarity and morality in the best spirit of the master story-teller of the genre, Roald Dahl - Julia Eccleshare
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||1st January 2013|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Genres:||General Fiction, Humorous|
|Collections:||85 Brilliant Books about Friendships,|
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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