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Summary

READ BY DAVID WALLIAMS!! Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl.

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers.

Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.

1) She was once an international jewel thief.

2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help….

©2011 David Walliams (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Critic reviews

Praise for Billionaire Boy: "David Walliams is fast becoming a writer to be reckoned with." ( Daily Express)
"…the book speaks volumes about children's very basic needs for love and affection." ( The Daily Mail)
A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" ( Telegraph, Books of the Year)

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Hilarious

A very funny book that entertained the whole family on a long car journey - ages 7, 12, 16 plus parents.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic for kids and adults.

My son and myself absolutely LOVED this we have no got other by David Walliams, have recommended to many people. A+A+A+A+

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 13-04-13

Great Family Story

Gangsta Granny is a great book which I enjoyed listening to as much as my seven year old son and five year old daughter. David Walliams' story has many of the same qualities which appeal to children in Roald Dahl's books. It is funny and rather irreverent with great characters thrown into an exciting adventure.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Janice
  • Boston, United Kingdom
  • 06-02-13

Fabulous!!, forget it is for children!

Really enjoyed this, only listened to it as I had downloaded one for my grandchildren and I think I enjoyed it as much as she did! I have now heard them all ( children havn't!)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Gangsta granny is great!

From the beginning I was laughing. I will never try cabbage soup but I do want to play scrabble with gangsta grannie. She is so good at telling stories and I liked it best when she decided to steal the crown jewels. I'm 7 and I loved it, even the ending. I asked my grannie to help me steal the crown jewels but she had an appointment at the hairdressers. Children and mummies and daddies will love this book. Listen to it today!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A Good Book for Everyone on a Long Car Journey

Having 2 7 year old kids and a 5 hours car ride ahead of us, this was the ideal book for us all to listen to. David Walliams narrates and helps bring the book to life for all. The story line is fun and with some good take aways for the kids. It especially handles the death of the Granny well. Now where was that cabbage soup?

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GANGSTER GRANNY<br />

cabbage soup think its nice youll change your mind after you have listened to this
David Walliams is fantasic

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A number one book

Gangsta Granny is one of my favourite books. It's was great to hear David Walliams reading his own story.

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  • Runa
  • Coulsdon, United Kingdom
  • 08-04-13

Great Bedtime Read

I played this for my son to listen to at bedtime while I was revising for exams!

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  • a
  • holywell, United Kingdom
  • 23-12-12

another fab one from mr walliams

as the title says another fab one from mr walliams - my son loves theese books - hes a big fan of dahl but theese come a very close second for him anyway - definaltely recomend them for tweenagers xx

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  • Rob
  • 25-04-18

get it

I loved it
it was the BEST
I am 10 and I just loved it get it for yourself or others.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-17

Another great from David Walliams.

David Walliams keeps us entertained on our long trips to school each day. We simply live his books!

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  • rmmspace
  • 28-05-17

Best ever!<br />

Great story the best I've heard in a while! | can't wait to listen to another one

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  • Rene
  • 11-10-16

Amazing

Super good also try David's other books they are super good my 2 favs are demon dentist and Gangsta granny super great job David!

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  • Tara Wilkie
  • 24-09-16

Favorite book ever

I loved everything about this book! I love the title, the story, the characters.. The book made me laugh out loud at times and it also made me sad. It's an amazing book!!!
I don't really like reading and I loved this book!!!!!

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  • Viveca
  • 02-01-12

Fabulous!

Would you listen to Gangsta Granny again? Why?

This book was hilarious! I just had to listen to it once more as soon as it was finished. :)

What does David Walliams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

David is a brilliant voice artist and he really brought an already good and funny book to an even higher level.

Any additional comments?

Warning! An unvoluntary outburst of giggles or laugher may occure! :D