The Beast of Buckingham Palace: The epic new children’s book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams

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The Beast of Buckingham Palace: The epic new children’s book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams

The Beast of Buckingham Palace: The epic new children’s book from multi-million bestselling author David Walliams

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I read the book as I had read odd chapters at bedtime with my daughter but couldn’t quite get the story so told her that I would read it when she had finished it. I’m good for my word! By 'confused' I mean that readers may wonder if they are in fact reading Walliams, as well as being a little confused as the story progresses. There is nothing amiss about a writer branching out, sampling new genres and moving outside their comfort zone (comedic writing is clearly a genre Walliams can write almost in his sleep). Zver iz Bakingemske palate nas vodi u postapokaliptični London, u 2120. godinu, u doba kada je svet devastiran, možete pretpostaviti, ljudskom sklonošću ka autodestrukciji. Vlast u Britaniji je srušena, narod živi na ivici egzistencije i gladuje, a kraljevska porodica sa svojim zaštitnicima ne napušta Bakingemsku palatu. Kroz priču pratimo avanture mladog princa i naslednika trona Alfreda, bolešljivog i slabašnog dečaka koji kroz pokušaje da ispravi nepravde nanete njegovoj porodici od strane zlog Lorda zaštitnika, stiče hrabrost i snagu da povede pokret otpora poznat kao "revolucionari" protiv nametnute vlasti i izvede pravdu na videlo. Međutim, mračne sile deluju iza kulisa i jedna mitska zver je krvnom žrtvom oživljena. Da li će mladi princ uspeti da pobedi zlog neprijatelja, spase svoju porodicu i spasi britanski narod od propasti? U svojoj borbi zasigurno neće biti sam.

I'm sure the usual age group are going to be reading this in their droves, but I would recommend an older age range of 10-13 to this title. With warnings of sad/violent scenes and dark/disturbing themes to parents. If you have a middle grade reader in your life, you have to get them some David Walliams novels. Trust me, they will absolutely love them. In fact, why not start them off with this one. There's no time like the present. But my nearly 9-year-old listened along with me and his assessment was roughly similar to mine upon finishing. He just didn't enjoy it all that much. He found it dark and depressing (though there is nothing wrong with this is general), and I'm not sure he followed it completely, whereas usually he is a very close listener. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city.'

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Once again the pairing of David Walliams and Tony Ross created magic. Tony Ross' amazing illustrations completely enhance this wonderful book and perfectly capture the heart and soul of David Walliams' story.

Well, this is my first David Walliams book and as I am aged 44, I suspect I am not really his target demographic. I didn't like the Audible version very much, the music used as bookends to chapters was annoying, a little 80s computer-sounding, and I think I'd have preferred to read an illustrated paper copy. I did find myself tuning out a few times, which I try very hard not to do. In the dead of night something terrible stalks the corridors. When Alfred’s beloved mother the queen is dragged off to the Tower of London, the boy must summon all his courage to embark on an epic quest to save her… and the entire world.There is a lot to like about this book. It’s different and the concept is very topical - a dystopian vision of the future with greedy, despotic types in control of the country. And I thought that the story followed some interesting twists and turns.

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