'This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth…

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When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she's determined to discover more…

A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic!'

This book was amazing.

In my humble opinion, David Walliams can do no wrong. In his biggest Middle Grade novel yet, David Walliams takes the reader on an epic adventure.

David Walliams has an uncanny knack of not only creating amazing stories but absolutly wonderful, diverse characters. The characters in this story are truly a mixed bag. From sweet and kind, to weird and wacky, there is a character in this story for everyone to relate to.

Unlike his previous books, The Ice Monster takes place in 1899. I wasnt sure how I felt about this when I first started this book, but after a few chapters I absolutly loved it. I loved getting to learn new things about a time and place that was unfamiliar to me.

One of the greatest things about the characters in this book is that they prove that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Adult, Child, Male and Female, these wonderful characters not only entertain the reader but surprise them as well.

The Ice Monster is perfectly Illustrated by Tony Ross. His illustrations perfectly compliment David Walliams' story and add an extra layer to this already fantastic book.

I honestly don't have a bad word to say about this book and I cannot wait to see what David Walliams comes up with next.

The Ice Monster by David Walliams is a joy to behold and a must have for all Middle Grade readers.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker