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Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. He has rich, uncaring parents and is virtually a prisoner in the huge family mansion, Thattlebee Hall. Worst of all, though, is his granny. Not only is she physically repulsive, she's horribly mean.
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Anthony Horowitz has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices in 2009.Review:
It's full of black humour with plenty of exciting moments. Fair size print to encourage readers onto a longer novel. -- Primary Times * Primary Times * A darkly comic tale... Perfect for fans of David Walliams or Roald Dahl. -- Surrey Advertiser Academy * Surrey Advertiser Academy * Anthony Horowitz is on top form in this deliciously funny tale. -- Books for Keeps * Books for Keeps * A darkly comic tale about a foul granny by the creator of Alex Rider, reissued with new illustrations from Tony Ross. -- Aldershot News and Mail * Aldershot News and Mail * I have no doubt that many children will delight in the comic anarchy of this book, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, and feel sure that its timely reissue will delight the many fans of Dahl and Walliams. -- Middle Grade Strikes Back * Middle Grade Strikes Back *
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0744590965