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!Blurb from The World of David Walliams
It was super late at night; so late, that it was practically morning, and I thought, “I’ll just read a few pages of The Ice Monster…”
That ‘thought’ was back in a time when it was practically morning, because by the time I finally hit the hay – it WAS morning. I can’t tell you how many times I said, “Just one more chapter…” But it was A LOT.
The story centres on Elsie and Woolly, set in fabulous Victorian London and takes us all the way to the North Pole. And there’s nothing off-limits for the orphan and her woolly mammoth friend to get up to!
You’re in good hands when it comes to David Walliams’ books.
His story-telling is a grandtastic, rip-roaring ride, full of thrills and spills and razzmatazz.
But it’s the HEART in them that always knocks me for six. You spend so long bouncing around this crazy rollercoaster of a read, you can hardly believe it when you’re three-quarters into the book and blinking away tears. That’s when the epiphany hits and you realise that you don’t want this book to end because you’ve FALLEN IN LOVE WITH ALL THE CHARACTERS.
The Ice Monster ticked ALL OF THE BOXES for me. It’s a glorious MG read and I absolutely loved it. I’m betting that you will love it too!
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