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Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Rated 4/5 from 14 ratings

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Product description

The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams

Jack’s Grandpa…

wears his slippers to the supermarket

serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner

*and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name

But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day…

An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart.

Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.

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. manutdpogba123
    on 23 January 2018

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

    5out of 5
  2. Jasmine-1602
    on 1 April 2016

    Loved it

    Really funny recommend it to everyone


    5out of 5
  3. MB2205
    on 4 March 2016

    this is so so cool

  4. lulillyno
    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. Doo07
    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. LadyLee101
    on 23 January 2016

    I love this book because it is funny and good.

    5out of 5
  7. bright303
    on 18 January 2016

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

  8. TheFlyingGhast
    on 8 January 2016

    This book had lots of drama espeaicly the end!

    5out of 5
  9. 90loudcloud
    on 19 November 2015

    I love David Wallims

    5out of 5
  10. Sandman
    on 17 November 2015

    Halariors and so funny loon in the moon !

    5out of 5
  11. bart10
    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. lala78600
    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. evelizabeth
    on 15 October 2015

    I think this book is so funny

    4out of 5