The Ice Monster by David Walliams – buy now for Christmas

ice monsterFrom No. 1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth…

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When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more…

A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic!

Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams’ biggest and most epic adventure yet!

The Ice Monster is a comedic tale of adventure, possibility and the glorious unlikely friendship of a ten-year-old girl and a 10,000-year-old mammoth.

The characters and atmosphere are vividly brought to life by Tony Ross’ stunning line illustrations.

“I’ve had a magnificent time writing this book,” says David. “It is an adventure story set in London in 1899 with a cast including Queen Victoria, the Chelsea Pensioners and a Woolly Mammoth. I am thrilled to finally be sharing it with the world.”

Every child now looks forward to the new David Walliams book at Christmas. And with the arrival of his epic new novel, The Ice Monster, they have a treat in store. For the first time ever David takes his readers back in time to the streets of Victorian London where his spirited hero, Elsie, and a woolly mammoth are centre stage in a truly heart-stopping adventure. Exquisitely written, I believe it is David’s biggest and best book yet, demonstrating that after a decade of writing we have a remarkable storyteller at the very height of his powers.

About the author

David Walliams has become one of today’s most influential writers, dominating the industry charts and changing the shape of the book retail landscape. Since the publication of his first novel, The Boy in the Dress, in 2008, illustrated by the iconic Sir Quentin Blake, David Walliams has seen ten years of unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding twenty-six million copies, and his books have been translated into fifty-three languages.

The Guardian hailed him “as important to the market as any Booker prize-winner and heir to the Rowling crown”. In 2017, David also became the first children’s writer ever to spend 100 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the children’s charts, beating his rivals by more than twenty weeks. In addition to his fiction, David has worked with Tony Ross on six picture books as well as three bestselling short-story collections, The World’s Worst Children. Their most recent title together, The World’s Worst Children 3, published in May 2018 and spent three weeks as overall industry number one and fourteen weeks at the top of the children’s bestseller chart.

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