BOOK OF THE WEEK

This week's 'book of the week' has been chosen by Miss Lambert

The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams

Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Details: 464 pages
ISBN: 978-0008262174
Age recommendation: 9+

Plot summary and genre:
London is in ruins, the people are hungry, and darkness has fallen across the land. Prince Alfred, a poorly and bookish child, has never left the safety of Buckingham Palace. But now there are strange goings on inside the palace walls - and Alfred's life is about to change forever.

In the dead of night something terrible stalks the corridors. When Alfred's beloved mother the queen is dragged off to the Tower of London, the boy must summon all his courage to embark on an epic quest to save he... and the entire world.

Travel forward in time for a fantastical adventure - a story of myth and legend that will enthral you right to its thrilling end.

When I read it and why I enjoyed it so much:
I read this book during lockdown with my daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Already a fan of David Walliams stories, this is yet another of his entertaining stories to add to our bookshelf- one that promises to capture the young reader and take them on an exhilarating journey. There are some beautiful lessons about friendship, bravery and loyalty, with an enjoyable sprinkling of real history which we particularly loved!

If you like this you might also like the following authors/books:
Roald Dahl, Tom Gates, Andy Griffiths

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