by David Walliams
read by Boris Aljinovic
translated into German by Salah Naoura
arranged by Gerhard Ahrens
Every Friday, Ben has to sleep at his grandma’s house because his parents like nothing better than to go and watch ballroom dancing week in, week out. For Ben, these visits to his grandma’s house are as boring as can be, and anyway, all they ever eat is cabbage soup, which he doesn’t like at all and which makes the whole house smell horrible. On top of that, he always has to play Scrabble with his grandma. In short: he does not like his weekly sleepovers at grandma’s at all.
However, all of a sudden, everything changes. When Ben finds out that apparently, his grandma was once a successful jewel thief, he can’t wait for next Friday to come around. His grandma tells him how she used to plan and carry out her crime sprees. Ben is so fascinated that he and his grandma come up with a plan to steal the British Crown Jewels. Ben’s passion for plumbing magazines turns out to come in handy for this caper. They actually begin to go through with their plan of stealing the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London…
David Walliams, Britain’s most successful children’s author of the past few years, is a master in the art of telling quirky, extremely funny stories laced with the famous British humour and a good portion of slapstick. With Gangsta Granny, Walliams has written a fast-paced comedy that is also a subtle, touching parable about ageing and the importance of family ties. Stage and screen actor Boris Aljinovic, well-known as one of the police inspectors in the Berlin-set episodes of the long-running television crime series Tatort, a role he played between 2002 and 2014, is also an audio book narrator, artist and passionate sailor. He will be lending his voice to this wonderfully bizarre story.
Reading for everyone aged eight and over
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