BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAVID WALLIAMS HEADING TO BLACKPOOL FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY IN CONVERSATION WITH BLUE PETER PRESENTER RICHIE DRISS.
SPECIAL EVENT AS DAVID WALLIAMS TALKS TO RICHIE DRISS ABOUT HIS BRAND-NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK SPACEBOY!
Join no.1 bestselling children’s author David Walliams for one night only on Wednesday 09 November2022 at the Winter Gardens Blackpool, in conversation with Blue Peter presenter Richie Driss.
Get ready for an out-of-this-world experience, as David introduces his brand-new book Spaceboy; featuring exciting extracts read live on stage, a cosmic Q&A, hilarious anecdotes, and supersonic entertainment, there is something for the whole family to enjoy!
David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children and has become one of the most influential children’s writers today. Since the publication of his ground-breaking first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), Walliams has seen unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 50 million copies, and his books translated into 54 languages across 34 titles, including two charity releases, Blob (World Book Day 2017) and The Queen’s Orang-utan (Comic Relief 2015). Collectively across his titles, David has celebrated 76 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the overall book charts and more than 200 weeks (non-consecutive) at number one in the Children’s charts – an achievement no other children’s writer has reached.
‘As a boy I was fascinated with outer space. I devoured all science fiction books, TV shows and films. So this comedy adventure, set during the space race of the 1960s, was an absolute joy to write and took me back to my own childhood.’ – David Walliams on Spaceboy
America. The 1960s. Ruth loves climbing trees, making a mess and throwing stones. But the thing she loves most is SPACE.
The girl is OBSESSED. She spends her days reading comics about alien invasions, doodling UFOs, watching B-movies about Earth being invaded by creatures from Mars… and gazing at the stars through her old, battered telescope.
Until one night, Ruth creeps out of bed in the attic room of her rickety old farmhouse to watch the stars – and is just dozing off when she spots something blazing across the sky. Something that looks like a flying saucer! Is she dreaming? No! And the flying saucer is on fire…
But when the UFO crash-lands in the cornfield, and Ruth rushes to help, she finds a mystery – and an adventure – beyond her wildest dreams…
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An audience with David Walliams, Wednesday 09 November 2022. Book your tickets now at wintergardensblackpool.co.uk and opt for our book & ticket bundle to get your copy of Spaceboy for an exclusive discounted price!