Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny

Book - 2011
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Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. All she wants to do is to play Scabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma. She was once an international jewel thief, and all her life, she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels. And now she needs Ben's help ...
Published: Hammersmith, London :, HarperCollins Children's Books,, 2011.
ISBN: 9780007371464
0007371462
9780007443888
0007443889
9780007371440
0007371446
Branch Call Number: J WAL
Characteristics: 296 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Ross, Tony - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Gangster granny

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muffinpopcorn
Sep 06, 2017

Quite a cute and funny story . Quick read and enjoyable .

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TheFastReader
Aug 30, 2017

This is a book that can have you rolling on the floor whatever age you are! It is about a young boy named Ben who thinks his granny is boring. Cabbage, scrabble, moped, you get the idea. Until one weekend when he was staying at his Granny's house. He got told that she was an international jewel thief, and needed to have one last heist. I would recommend this book for anyone wanting a good laugh. From naked yoga to Raj, this book will have you laughing hysterically.

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ADOG24
Aug 27, 2017

I like this book because it is about a young boy named Ben who thinks his granny is EXTREMELY boring and is always dreading his stays but when Ben finds out that his granny is an international jewel thief things get lets just say interesting...
This book shows comedy and emotion all raped up in one and that is just one of the many reasons I personally like it.

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aaansari
Aug 02, 2017

Legendary. Just plain legendary. Walliams, I give you permission to do a dab.

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ayoshida
Jun 22, 2017

this book is hilarious. I would recommend this book to any one who has a good sense a humour. I like to read long books and even if this book is small it is full of the funny action I love. The book can change your opinion on old grannies and made me realize how much your grandparents are willing to do to please you. The ending is slightly sad but I don't like fairy tale ending so it is perfect for me.

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zuliumnitro
Aug 16, 2015

A hilarious book with a emotional feel to it.

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iamirak
Apr 12, 2015

So fun and wonderful! This is the first book my daughter (10) has enjoyed to this extent. It was a wonderful thing to FINALLY be having her ask me to read. She could have read this herself, but it was me reading to her. We subsequently read all of Walliams' kids' books.

ChristchurchKids Dec 28, 2014

Does your granny smell like cabbage? Does she like to play boring games like Scrabble? Do you think she’s boring? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions you probably don’t know her that well. For all you know she could be a spy, a superhero or even an international jewel thief like Ben’s granny.

Every Friday night Ben gets sent to stay with his granny, while his parents go out to the movies or to watch Strictly Stars Dancing Live. Ben thinks she’s boring and would rather be anywhere else than spending time with her. Ben gets sick of eating his granny’s cabbage soup and decides to look in her cupboard for some real food. He never thought he would discover the stash of priceless jewels in her biscuit tin. When he confronts her to find out the truth, he discovers that his granny isn’t boring, she’s an international jewel thief. Ben decides to help his granny pull off the crime of the century – break into the Tower of London and steal the crown jewels.

Gangsta Granny is a book that’s both really funny and a bit sad. I’m sure your granny’s just a bit like Ben’s granny, even if she’s not a jewel thief. If you ask her I’m sure some of her stories are just as interesting. Ben’s parents seem like they don’t really care about him because they’re more interested in their dancing show than they are in him, but deep down they love him. I love the way David Walliams writes because his stories are so different and his characters are really easy to relate too. If you liked his other stories, like The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy, or you like Roald Dahl’s books, you’ll love Gangsta Granny. Recommended for 7+ 8 out of 10

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Dojo123
Oct 26, 2014

hillarious book.Maybe you don't know a thing or two about your boring old granny...

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lionblaze159
Mar 12, 2014

Gangsta Granny is an amusing novel written by David Walliams. It has hundreds of comical surprises. You never know what’s coming next.

This book is about an ordinary boy who finds out strange secrets about his granny. Ben, aged 11, wants to be a plumber, but his parents want him to be something else. So while they are enjoying themselves, Ben is stuck at his granny’s house. He finds her extremely boring but things are not always as they seem. Granny is more mysterious than he ever imagined.

I enjoyed this book because it is full to the brim with secrets and puzzles. I love Granny, because she has a passionate personality.

If you love mystery and stupendous hilarity, this is the book for you.

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JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

Granny approached Mr. Parker, who was standing hatless in her drive. "If you ever need to borrow a packet of sugar..." she said kindly. "Yes..." said Mr. Parker. "Don't knock on my door or I will shove that bag of sugar up your backside," said Granny with a sweet smile.

JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

Like a spider scuttling around a bathroom trying not to be seen, Granny steered her scooter close to the walls. Ben followed on foot as quietly as possible. It wasn't too difficult to keep up, as the top speed of the mobility scooter was four miles per hour.

JewelMcLatchy Aug 08, 2012

All that could be heard in the bungalow was the ticking of the carriage clock on the mantelpiece, the clinking of metal spoons against porcelain bowls, and the occasional high-pitched whistle of Granny's faulty hearing aid. It was a device whose purpose seemed to be not so much to aid Granny's deafness, but to cause deafness in others.

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