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Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from the author of The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink.

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ISBN 9780007445349
Barcode 9780007445349
Published 1 August 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Walliams, David
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ISBN-13 9780007445349
ISBN-10 0007445342
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 1 August 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Walliams, David
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General, Children of the rich - Juvenile fiction, Happiness - Juvenile fiction, Children of the rich, Happiness
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 237179

Description of this Book

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from the author of The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there's just one thing he really needs: a friend!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for BILLIONAIRE BOY: A triumphant mix of wit and warmth -- Telegraph Books of the Year Guaranteed to appeal to youngsters ! definitely another hit for Walliams. -- Express Praise for MR STINK: A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale! hilarious Amanda Craig, The Times Comic genius! A joy for kids both big and small. Edinburgh Evening News A funny and very readable book Financial Times A joy Time Out A delight from start to finish! a new Roald Dahl The Times Even adults will find themselves chuckling at this outstanding book. And the illustrations rock! Heat Praise for THE BOY IN THE DRESS: A great comic tale! Walliams is a natural wit Evening Standard Charming, funny, with lovely illustrations by Quentin Blake The Times Well written, funny, touching Observer Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing ***** Heat Charming, surprising and hilarious -- everything you would expect from David Walliams **** Look Magazine A passionate celebration of individuality Telegraph I was surprised by how tender and kind Walliams' first book for children is! a touching story Independent on Sunday

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Author's Bio

David Walliams - comedian, actor and author - continues to take the children's literary world by storm. His tenth novel, BAD DAD, was an immediate number one, following the triumph of THE MIDNIGHT GANG, the biggest-selling children's book of 2016. WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2, which published in early 2017, spent four weeks at industry number one and eight weeks at the top of the children's chart. They have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim - and RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST and AWFUL AUNTIE have all won the National Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. David's books have now exceeded 100 non-consecutive weeks in the children's number-one spot, and have been translated into 53 languages, selling more than 24 million copies worldwide. 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, as well as eight of David's phenomenally successful children's novels - BILLIONAIRE BOY, GANGSTA GRANNY, RATBURGER, DEMON DENTIST, AWFUL AUNTIE, GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE, THE MIDNIGHT GANG and BAD DAD. David and Tony also collaborated on the 2017 World Book Day title, BLOB, and the two blockbuster short story collections, THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN and THE WORLD'S WORST CHILDREN 2.

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