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Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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This item has 4 stars of a maximum 5

Rated 4/5 from 14 ratings

7 reviews

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Product description

The funny proof: not all oldies are fossils! Jack’s rebel grandpa and his Spitfire antics will make your heart do loop the loops. Maybe you’ve noticed that David’s genius stories have been a little dark of late. Demon Dentist, Awful Auntie. Is the world really such a twisted place? But don’t put away your bag of sugared almonds just yet. This glorious adventure will bring a joyous little tear to your eye. Jack’s grandpa wears his slippers to the supermarket. He serves up tinned tongue for dinner. He often forgets Jack’s name. But he hasn’t forgotten how to fly a Spitfire. And if you were trapped in a rubbish old folks’ home, wouldn’t you plan a Great Escape?

  • The latest bestseller from the incredible David Walliams
  • David’s books include Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy
  • This funny genius is regarded as a Roald Dahl for today
  • Hilarious pictures by Tony Ross all the way through

Product Details







Date published

September 3rd, 2015

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.2; Middle years; 7.0 points

Other details
  • 352 pages


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  1. Aisha
    on 3 October 2018


    I love this book so much! And David walliams amazing on Britain and even better as a writer!

    5out of 5
  2. Isabella alice arikol
    on 15 October 2015

    Grandpa's great escape

    This is a fantastic book from david walliams

    5out of 5
  3. Casey
    on 9 October 2015

    Awful auntie

    This is a very good book and I love the pictures that you can imagine when you close your eyes.

  4. Evelyn Rebindaine
    on 4 October 2015

    grampa great escape

    I know its going to be a good book to read so come along on and buy it

    5out of 5
  5. sumaya
    on 29 September 2015

    new book

    best book ever 5 star rating!!!!!!


  6. bookreader anonymous
    on 17 September 2015

    It's gonna be good!

    I haven't even read this book yet but I can already tell that It's going to be good. Another masterpiece by David walliams

    5out of 5
  7. Imogen hughes
    on 15 September 2015

    Gangster granny

    Really good book aspechally the bit were Ben and granny steals the Crown Jewels .

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 23 January 2018

    I love this book!!!!! This is asome

    5out of 5
  2. Pearl 113298

    on 1 April 2016

    Loved it

    Really funny recommend it to everyone


    5out of 5
  3. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 4 March 2016

    this is so so cool

  4. Evie 113313

    on 22 February 2016

    This book is the best David Walliams book i have ever read it had loads of adventure and mystery and thats the kind of books i love. written by luliillyno

  5. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 16 February 2016

    I loved this book – it is awesome. It is very funny with some sad bits too. I love David Walliams and can’t wait to read more of his books.

    5out of 5
  6. Pearl 113298

    on 23 January 2016

    I love this book because it is funny and good.

    5out of 5
  7. Bs clownfish thumb 234

    on 18 January 2016

    I loved this book. I got really into it. The ending was amazing though! Beautiful…and funny!

  8. Avatar bear 761721

    on 8 January 2016

    This book had lots of drama espeaicly the end!

    5out of 5
  9. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 19 November 2015

    I love David Wallims

    5out of 5
  10. Avatar alien 761705

    on 17 November 2015

    Halariors and so funny loon in the moon !

    5out of 5
  11. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 10 November 2015

    i am going to red this


    David Williams

    Your Amaizing

    Books Funney and Good

    By Bart 10

    5out of 5
  12. Default avatar

    on 5 November 2015

    This book captures your imagination into a world of your own. David Walliam has written this book with lots of thought and has made it as interesting as possible.

    5out of 5
  13. Bellasara 113282

    on 15 October 2015

    I think this book is so funny

    4out of 5