Gangsta Granny

by

David Walliams

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Reading Age: 8+

Interest level: 8+

by

David Walliams

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Ben is 11, an only child and a poor reader, whose ambition is to be a plumber. Every Friday he visits his Granny, while his parents go to watch ballroom dancing, and he hates those dull, smelly, cabbage-dominated evenings. Then he discovers that his Granny isn’t quite what she seems, and life takes a dramatic turn for the better.

 

Tony Ross's entertaining and funny illustrations are the ideal partner for David Walliams's outrageous, laugh-out-loud story. Walliams knows exactly what his readers want, and serves up humour filled with bums, farts and poo; but when Granny is taken into hospital the story takes a more serious turn, leaving readers to examine their own relationships with the elderly.

 

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

About the authors

  • Tony Ross

    Tony Ross was born in London in 1938. He went to art school in Liverpool and has since worked as a typographer for design and advertising agencies. His cartoons have appeared in Punch, Town, Time and Tide and the News of the World. His first book Hugo and the Wicked Winter was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! Two of his creations, Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series. Tony lives in Wales.

  • David Walliams

    Multi-talented David Walliams is the fastest growing children’s author in the UK market, selling an average of 20,000 books each week. David began his publishing career at HarperCollins in early 2008 with his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress, followed by Mr Stink in 2009, Billionaire Boy in 2010 and Gangsta Granny in 2011. Cumulatively, David’s first four titles sold over a million copies in the UK alone. Gangsta Granny went straight to number 1 in the children’s book charts and globally his books have been translated into no fewer than 25 languages.

     

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really good

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fast
5 December 2016

Brilliant!

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Sophie
Staffordshire
20 November 2016

can you please make a book which has the name rachin

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italy
18 November 2016

It was brilliant. Ben was an amazing character. Although it was sad at the end.

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Ellie-may
Leeds
13 October 2016

A fantastic story about a granny who is just as fun

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Daniel
London
24 September 2016

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