Go back in time with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots – and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day…
1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.
Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And there’s one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.
With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.
Together with his Uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot…
Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!
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“Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air” THE SUN
“[Walliams’ books] are brilliantly, beautifully and seemingly effortlessly written … Mr Dahl finally has a worthy successor” TELEGRAPH
‘Walliams understands something crucial about children and stories’ METRO
“A great comic tale… Walliams is a natural wit” EVENING STANDARD
"Well written, funny, touching" OBSERVER
"A passionate celebration of individuality" TELEGRAPH
"Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing” HEAT
“Charming, funny” THE TIMES
“Has a lovely, Dahlian fluency to it” TIME OUT