David Walliams and Tony Ross strike gold again with a wildly entertaining wartime romp featuring Nazi plots, escaped gorillas and a plucky young boy and his zookeeper uncle.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Children's Fiction Book of the Year 2021
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!
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 41 mm
PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:
'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.' - The 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.' – Observer
'A passionate celebration of individuality.' – Telegraph
'Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing *****.' – Heat
'Charming, funny.' – The Times
'Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it.' – Time Out
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This story is very descriptive, I like this book because I love animals!
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This my favourite one so far
Bought for my grandson age 7 and he loved it and couldn’t put it down. He even read it whilst eating his tea.
A glimpse into history, given in typical Walliams fashion: exaggerated, scary, funny, heart-warming, unreal yet so realistic and almost possible! It does squeeze a tear or two and even though it's set a long time... More
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