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Product description

From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure

Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky – weapon up her sleeve…

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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Date published

September 25th, 2014

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AR book level: 5.0; Middle years; 6.0 points




David Walliams

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  1. hannah stewart
    on 11 January 2016

    i love this

    I think that David Williams IS QUIET FUNNY Mr stink is so fat and ugly he looks so weird. Chloe looks so pretty your children would love these books.

    4out of 5
  2. 123
    on 11 October 2015

    Awful Auntie

    A great book

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. GladMadElephant
    on 26 January 2021

    This book is great! I loved it! I highly recommend this book for children of all ages, as a bedtime story or to read by yourself. This book is hilarious and fun to read. The auntie in the book is, really, really, really, really, really really, really, really, really, really awful. I think anybody can enjoy it, even adults. It is a great book to read and I enjoy reading it in the bath. It has more than 400 pages so it should keep you busy for some time.

    5out of 5
  2. Unicob
    on 18 June 2020

    Not bad

    5out of 5
  3. Casie321
    on 10 April 2018

    Hillarious ! 10/10

    5out of 5
  4. lavender123
    on 10 July 2017


  5. Wowzers
    on 4 July 2017

    I loved this book as it was full of tension and it was like a mountain because the story line went up and down, in addition the book made myself and my mum think about what was going to happen and that is why I loved this book.

    5out of 5
  6. Readit9988
    on 28 May 2016

    its ok didn’t read it all so not fully understanding what’s going on but, so far good

    3out of 5
  7. RockingReader123
    on 23 April 2016

    David Walliams has a brilliant style of writing, that makes you feel like your in the room with the other charaters. It had a very exciting story line. Everyone should read it.

    5out of 5
  8. Lovecat62
    on 27 January 2016

    I have read this book and i loved it if you have not read this ask your parents to buy it or download it because if you are like me you will love it.

    5out of 5
  9. bright303
    on 6 January 2016

    A very good book!

    4out of 5
  10. watko
    on 19 September 2015

    David Walliams is the funnyist author I’ve ever heard of!

    5out of 5
  11. sloth
    on 14 August 2015

    this is a brilliant book i think it can make you laugh, cry and probably make you want to be someone else somewhere else. i think it is one of David walliams greatest success’.

    5out of 5
  12. evelizabeth
    on 5 August 2015

    I think this book is OK. It’s not the best. I t’s a bit old fashioned I don’t think it’s a book for me. I think the funny ones are better for me.

    3out of 5
  13. bookmad3
    on 6 May 2015

    One of David’s best books yet! I wouldn’t like Alberta being my aunty. It’s a bit like a mystery story.

    5out of 5
  14. cupcake5
    on 7 April 2015

    this book is funny and it is like a mystery Alberta is truly an awful auntie i didn’t want to put this book down and i even dress up as Stella for world book day

    5out of 5
  15. sewingbee
    on 19 March 2015


  16. Straxes
    on 17 March 2015

    Hilarious! Some moments are super unrealistic but, hey, that’s what makes it so funny. I would not recommend this book to someone who does not like unrealistic stories, but I sure would recommend it to someone who wants to LOL!

    5out of 5
  17. Bentleyworld
    on 17 March 2015

    Best book by David yet, only wish Raj was in it

    5out of 5
  18. Agatka1111
    on 7 March 2015

    i love it

    5out of 5
  19. CuteRuby123
    on 7 March 2015

    I didn’t read this book but I will love too in my school library we have this book and I will read it or I will buy this book but its really cool

  20. Annallina
    on 2 January 2015

    David Walliams has a vast imagination, this book is full of emotions, and you love or hate every character. It is discriptive and well written I’d recommend it to 7+

  21. queen-silk
    on 18 December 2014

    amazed to the oblivion!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  22. rockystar108
    on 5 December 2014

    this is a very interesting book I would defiantly recommend this book I think it gives a brilliant explanation of the characters WELL DONE DAVID WALLIAMS!!!

    5out of 5
  23. bimbo12334
    on 21 November 2014

    Super funny i recommend this book if you want to laugh i love all Davids book because there just easy and fun to read you can never get bored by reading this book I LOVE IT if have read this book and enjoyed it then i recommend you read his other books they are amazing I LOVE AWFUL AUNTIE because at the end theres a little twist witch makes the story even better.

    5out of 5
  24. JellyBean2454
    on 11 November 2014

    I usually LOVE all David Walliams books but for some reason I didn’t really get stuck into the book as I would do if I were reading on of his others. I not saying its bad but its just not for me.

    2out of 5
  25. bling2503
    on 25 October 2014

    Awful auntie is the 2nd best book yet that I’ve read by David Walliams (I have read every David Walliams books). I would give this book 5/5. The description of the characters are brilliant and match very well with the illustrations. I would also recommend Billionaire Boy, also by David Walliams. Go to and you can sign the petition to bring back Raj!

    5out of 5
  26. starfire15
    on 13 October 2014

    It was awesome because… it was just amazing I got it on my birthday (26th September ) and I couldn’t put it down if you haven’t read this book you must begging your mum’s dad’s or guardians to buy it for you five star rating

    5out of 5
  27. Book-Lover11
    on 7 October 2014

    The 2nd book I have read by this author and it was very good! I have a few very small moans and groans about this book, mostly just because it is only available in hard back, but for the most part, this is an excellent read.

    Stella Saxby lives at Saxby hall with her parents and (Awful) Aunt Alberta. One day, on a trip to London, Aunt Alberta poisons Stella’s parents into a car crash in order to have Saxby Hall to herself, which is fatal. After realising that she still needs Stella, she goes crazy tring to get her to sign the mansion over.

    I do like the way that most David Walliams books are printed, as it gives your eyes a break with the gap between lines. The words are not very challenging, so it would be good for 7+ I think.

    The worst thing about the book is that (at the moment) it is only available in hard back. I prefer papreback, and this didn’t seem right. The paper cover kept falling off as I was reading, which really wasn’t very fun.

    I did really like the story though, and thought this was a very good read. I thought that it was the best of the authors books so far, and is my favourite book of all time.

    5out of 5
  28. lolacolastar
    on 10 September 2014

    I sounds great and funny i really want to read it even though i am at secondry school and wear make up i love david walliams books sounds like a must read book!!!!!!

    3out of 5
  29. Haven
    on 20 August 2014

    Alberta is awful she thinks she rules the mansion. Stella tries her hardest to find out what really happened to her parents. But meanwhile Stella is friends with ghost boy Soot who is really her Uncle Herbert who went missing years back. Once Stella finds out that Alberta poisoned her Mother and Father with a drink. Alberta’s pet owl Wagner is fed by Alberta who feeds him worms. A very good book. What do you think Stella is in for now? Will she survive the beast of an aunt? Read on if you dare…

    5out of 5
  30. 2005olivia20
    on 18 August 2014

    Sounds a bit rude, but also sounds interesting