SPACEBOY

SPACEBOY

David Walliams

ISBN
9780008579944
Pub date
29/09/2022
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Paperback
Format
Demy 135x216mm
Extent
480 pages
Price
£12.99
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Book Overview


Go back to the Space Race with No.1 bestselling author David Walliams for a breathless cinematic adventure full of mystery, action, laughs and surprises – and a secret that could change the course of history…

America. The 1960s.

Ruth loves climbing trees, making a mess and throwing stones. But the thing she loves most is SPACE.

The girl is OBSESSED. She spends her days reading comics about alien invasions, doodling UFOs, watching B-movies about Earth being invaded by creatures from Mars… and gazing at the stars through her old, battered telescope.

Until one night, Ruth creeps out of bed in the attic room of her rickety old farmhouse to watch the stars – and is just dozing off when she spots something blazing across the sky. Something that looks like a flying saucer! Is she dreaming? No! And the flying saucer is on fire…

But when the UFO crash-lands in the cornfield, and Ruth rushes to help, she finds a mystery – and an adventure – beyond her wildest dreams…

David Walliams was most recently Children’s #1 bestseller with The World’s Worst Pets (TCM chart: 30 April 2022)

About the author


David Walliams is a literary phenomenon whose books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and have been translated into fifty-five languages.Adam Stower is an author and illustrator, who has collaborated with David Walliams on several of his books for children.

Reviews


  • PRAISE FOR DAVID WALLIAMS:
  • “Dahl finally has a worthy successor” Telegraph
  • “His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air” Sun
  • “Dahl finally has a worthy successor” Telegraph
  • “Walliams understands something crucial about children and stories” Metro
  • “A great comic tale… Walliams is a natural wit” Evening Standard
  • “Well written, funny, touching” Observer
  • “A passionate celebration of individuality” Telegraph
  • “Charming, funny” The Times
  • “Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it” Time Out