The Ice Monster by David Walliams

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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  1. dawnblyth 06/01/2019 at 9:27 pm

    David Walliams is fantastic. We have only read one of his books but my son got this book for Christmas so we are really looking forward to reading it

  2. Alezandra 04/01/2019 at 8:18 pm

    I’ve been getting a lot of book recommendations from this author. We are not at the age group to read this yet. But will keep it on the must-read for the future. I am clicking the reading out loud link now…to get me going with the book list.

  3. Shorrty4life1 03/01/2019 at 3:51 pm

    This guy sounds like a great author. If only I read about this before Christmas. But I guess it’s never too late lol. I could still pick it up now. Sounds like a great book and very interesting and inspiring author with perspective in his stories.

  4. Shelz69 02/01/2019 at 10:04 am

    Both my children 10 and 13 live David’s books and it is one I enjoy reading with them. He is such a funny man and a real kind soul, so I enjoy the messages he sends out to children.

  5. kymmage 31/12/2018 at 12:40 pm

    I should really pick up one of his books. Maybe start with this one. I am not a huge fan of his comedy. But like seeing him on quiz shows. I do need to expand my list of authors I like too. It’s a bit narrow at this point. Often the books I read to my kids are the only books I read.

  6. felicity beets 27/12/2018 at 12:26 pm

    I have watched a couple of movies base on his books which were good. I think that these would make great birthday or Christmas presents.

  7. SarahBlair 21/12/2018 at 11:30 pm

    I have heard that this is a really good book! My daughter will be 7 soon and she loves to read, this might have to be one of her birthday presents!!

  8. MuddledUpMolly 21/12/2018 at 5:21 pm

    This sounds like a great new book and it will be interesting to see how it sells. Our son is a reader like me so this new title will be one to look out for for him.

  9. Bevik1971 18/12/2018 at 11:46 am

    Sounds like an awesome book 🙂 I love reading to my daughter who is almost 6 – she really loves reading also. I have heard of David Walliams but don’t have any of his works – I’m going to see if there are any at our public library! 🙂

  10. Mands1980 15/12/2018 at 10:16 am

    This book sounds great I think my 2 older kids would love it we don’t have any of the David Walliams books but maybe this will be the first the description sounds really imaginative.

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