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The Ice Monster / David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross.

By: Walliams, David, 1971-.
Contributor(s): Ross, Tony [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London, England : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2018Description: 478 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780008297244; 000829724X.Subject(s): Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Woolly mammoth -- Juvenile fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: ebook version :: No titleSummary: London 1899. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammal . . .
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Childrens Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction WALL Available T00811988
Childrens Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction WALL Checked out 04/08/2021 T00811613
Childrens Fiction Gonville Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction WALL Available T00811990
Childrens Fiction Mobile Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction WALL Available T00811991
Childrens Fiction Rangiora Street Library
Children's Fiction
Children's Fiction WALL Available T00811989
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams' biggest and most epic adventure yet!

Includes notes about woolly mammoths and the real Victorian world.

London 1899. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammal . . .

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Publishers Weekly Review

In this bombastic illustrated adventure set in 1899 London, a 10-year-old orphan named Elsie helps revive a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth from suspended animation, kicking off a series of madcap events across the city and onto the high seas. After running away from the physically and emotionally abusive Wormly Hall: Home for Unwanted Children, where the children are forced to eat cockroaches for every meal, Elsie is drawn to the exhibits of the Natural History Museum. There, she helps a strange old professor hiding in the basement to revive the newest exhibit, a baby mammoth she names Woolly. Determined to save Woolly from a life of captivity and study, Elsie and her newest friend, a professional cleaner named Dotty, must do everything in their power to elude pursuit--even if it means stealing a historic ship and heading for the North Pole. Ross's b&w doodles highlight the characters' fluid, nonstop action. Descriptions of the urchins' lives, including ruthless beatings and endless classist insults, strike a seriously discomfiting note, but Walliams peppers this frenetic, sometimes anachronistic tale with plenty of scatological humor, resulting in a chaotic slapstick comedy. Ages 8--12. (Mar.)