It seems that every child in the country is talking about the new book by David Walliams, The Midnight Gang, and for good reason! It’s a beautiful story with a big heart, with laugh-out-loud moments and scenes that will have you welling up and reaching for the tissues. Best of all, it’s a bigger-than-big adventure and an absolute joy to read. We’ll write a proper review very soon, but in the meantime, below is a little more about the story.
First, though – go on and nab a copy of your own, and a few for Christmas or birthday presents while it’s still on sale. The hardback is just gorgeous and makes a lovely Christmas present, and seems to be only £5 from Amazon at the moment.
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for… the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning…
When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children’s ward… But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward – and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic – and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone’s Christmas.
Disclosure: I work at HarperCollins Publishers and have been involved in promoting The Midnight Gang as well as a number of other children’s books. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own, as an avid reader and storyteller, and as a mother of two little bookworms.