Billionaire Boy

Author(s): David Walliams

Junior Fiction

A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children's author in the country. Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land. But Joe isn't happy. Why not? Because he's got a billion pounds... and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe's about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems. The best things in life are free, they say - and if Joe's not careful, he's going to lose them all...


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"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" -- Telegraph Books of the Year

"Guaranteed to appeal to youngsters ! definitely another hit for Walliams." -- Express

Praise for MR STINK:

"A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale! hilarious" Amanda Craig, The Times

"Comic genius! A joy for kids both big and small." Edinburgh Evening News

"A funny and very readable book" Financial Times

"A joy" Time Out

"A delight from start to finish! a new Roald Dahl" The Times

"Even adults will find themselves chuckling at this outstanding book. And the illustrations rock!" Heat


"A great comic tale! Walliams is a natural wit" Evening Standard

"Charming, funny, with lovely illustrations by Quentin Blake" The Times

"Well written, funny, touching" Observer "Believable characters and a story that's original and intriguing" ***** Heat

"Charming, surprising and hilarious -- everything you would expect from David Walliams" **** Look Magazine

"A passionate celebration of individuality" Telegraph

"I was surprised by how tender and kind Walliams' first book for children is! a touching story" Independent on Sunday

DAVID WALLIAMS is an actor and writer best known for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning sketch show Little Britain. His debut children's novel, The Boy in the Dress, was published in 2008 to unanimous critical acclaim.

Since then, his second book, Mr Stink, has gone on to receive similar plaudits, while growing an already devoted fanbase. The Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink were both shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and Mr Stink was one of Amanda Craig's Children's Books of the Year in the Times.

General Fields

  • : 9780007445349
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : HarperCollins
  • : 0.226796
  • : January 2010
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Walliams
  • : Paperback
  • : 315
  • : Tony Ross
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 288