The Ice Monster

Written by David Walliams

The Ice Monster is set in the Victorian era. The story is about Elsie, a 10-year-old orphan. She is determined to protect a 10,000-year-old mammoth from a host of nefarious characters in a bid to bring it back to its natural habitat from London to the Arctic Circle. It is a witty and entertaining tale full of adventure. Although the story is fictional, it transpires in a place of historical importance (London of the 1890s). I enjoyed how the author gives interesting facts about the wooly mammoth towards the end. The Ice Monster would be a fun read aloud enjoyed by young and old.

Reviewed by Kristen Hunt, Librarian, Whittier Elementary School
Review shared in January 2022
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades: 4-6

The Ice Monster
Written by David Walliams
Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
332 pages
Release Date: March 2, 2021
ISBN: 978-0-06-256111-4
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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