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The number-one bestselling, much-loved and most critically acclaimed book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams, gloriously illustrated by Tony Ross.
A story of humour and heart, funny lists and silly words, Gangsta Granny is a modern classic and the first number-one bestseller from the award-winning and multi-million-selling David Walliams.
Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma:
1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…
Join David Walliams on this deeply moving and hilarious adventure, which has been enjoyed by young and old for over a decade.
“In this gem of a book, Walliams balances high comedy with an emotional message” Daily Mail
“Walliams does comedy with profound, genuine heart” Guardian
"An enjoyable read with an unexpected bittersweet ending" The Sun
"Hugely entertaining… a comic, touching and at times sad story” Daily Express
“This is possibly David’s funniest book ever.” Heat
"Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve…will laugh out loud at David Walliams's new book" Telegraph Magazine
About the author
David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and has become one of the most influential children’s writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 45 million copies, and his books translated into 55 languages. Collectively across his titles, David has celebrated 70 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the overall book charts and more than 200 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the Children’s charts – an achievement no other children’s writer has reached.
Born in London, Tony Ross went to art school in Liverpool. His cartoons have appeared in famous publications the world over. His first book, Hugo and the Wicked Winter, was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000!