The Beast Of Buckingham Palace - David Walliams (Paperback)

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Destined to be the most wanted book this Christmas, Walliams weaves a richly imaginative fantasy adventure that is vividly brought to life with Tony Ross’s stunning illustrations.

The year is 2120. London is in ruins, the people are hungry and darkness has fallen across the world. Prince Alfred, a sickly boy of twelve, has never known life outside Buckingham Palace. But evil forces are at work, and soon Alfred must do battle with the King of the Beasts – the Griffin…

Walliams’s legions of fans will be enthralled by this page-turning tale of myth, magic and the most Machiavellian of villains.

Product Details

Barcode
9780008385644
Department
Books
Released
11 Dec 2019
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
David Walliams
Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Language
English
Number of Pages
464
Dimensions
216 x 135 x 35mm (216g)

Summary

Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross!
It is 2120 and London is in ruins.


The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange
goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of
mystery, adventure and monsters.

And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city.

In a future of myths and legends, join the bestselling David Walliams and venture forth into his most enthralling tale yet!

Classification

General Subject
Children's Fiction
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
BISAC Subject 5
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BIC Classification 1
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 2
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and 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 35 million copies, and his books translated into 53 languages.

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! His creations Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series.

David and Tony have worked on six bestselling picture books together, and nine of David's phenomenally successful children's novels. David and Tony also collaborated on the 2017 World Book Day title, BLOB, and on the blockbuster collections, The World's Worst Children 1, 2 and 3.

Review Quotes

PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:

"Dahl finally has a worthy successor" - Telegraph

"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" - The Sun