Grandpa's Great Escape

Author(s): David Walliams

Middle Fiction

David Walliams, hailed as "the heir to Roald Dahl" by The Spectator, burst onto the American scene with the New York Times bestseller Demon Dentist. Now the UK's #1 bestselling children's author is back with this high-flying adventure about a boy and his grandfather, perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney and Rachel Renee Russell.


Grandpa is Jack's favorite person in the world. It doesn't matter that he wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves Spam à la Custard for dinner, and often doesn't remember Jack's name. But then Grandpa starts to believe he's back in World War II, when he was a Spitfire fighter pilot, and he's sent to live in an old folk's home run by the sinister Matron Swine. Now it's up to Jack to help Grandpa plot a daring escape!


Product Information

PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS: "A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale... hilarious" - Amanda Craig, The Times

"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics" - Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole, Guardian

"The new Roald Dahl" - Evening Standard

"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" - Telegraph Books of the Year

"Ridiculously over-the-top and utterly delightful" - Spectator

"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" - Sun

"David Walliams' children's books are now guaranteed bestsellers... watch this fly off the shelves" - Daily Mail

"Delightfully funny" - Metro

Since his debut children's book published in 2008, David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm and is the biggest British children's author to debut this century. His most recent novel, AWFUL AUNTIE, was published in September 2014 and was the overall bestselling book in the UK for a sensational six weeks. Selling over half a million copies in just three months, it became the biggest selling book of 2014. His previous novel, DEMON DENTIST, sold more than half a million copies in less than a year, and the paperbacks of his other titles continue to dominate the UK charts. David's books have been translated into 40+ languages and have sold over 7 million copies in the UK alone. His books have also achieved unprecedented critical acclaim - RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST and AWFUL AUNTIE, have all won the National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year.

General Fields

  • : 9780008183424
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins
  • : December 2014
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : David Walliams
  • : Paperback
  • : 317
  • : Tony Ross
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11