What would YOU do... if the whole world just stopped? Yes the WHOLE WORLD.
Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you!
Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby.
And it's being caused by The WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends The Terribles! They have a PLAN! They want to take our world for their own . . . Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them.
Hang on - You know now, don't you? Oh dear.
Can Hamish and his friends save us from the WorldStoppers? Only time will tell!
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Wallace's vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement... Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible. * The Guardian * Like David Walliams, Wallace is a comedian turned children's author. Of the two, Wallace's writing is the funnier. -- Children's Book of the Week * The Sunday Times * Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids - particularly boys - will really enjoy. * The Sun * Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, they're gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories 'til he's 97. -- Tim Minchin HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! -- Frank Cottrell Boyce
Danny Wallace is an award-winning writer & presenter. His first novel for adult readers, Charlotte Street, was an international bestseller & followed in the wake of his non-fiction bestsellers which include Awkward Situations for Men, Yes Man & Join Me. He writes a regular column for Shortlist Magazine which reaches 1.3 million readers weekly. HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS is his first children's book. Jamie graduated from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth in 2008 and won a High Commendation in the Macmillan Children's Book Award. When not trying to tame his un-naturally fast growing hair or having staring matches with next door's cat he likes drawing, colouring in, cutting things out and sticking things in.