Listen Audiobook In the thrilling tale “Code Name Bananas” by bestselling author David Walliams, prepare to journey back in time. This extraordinary adventure is packed with action, laughter, and hidden schemes. At its heart lies an exceptional friendship between a young boy and a massive gorilla, a friendship that holds the promise of salvation.
The year is 1940, and Britain finds itself locked in a fierce struggle with Nazi Germany. Amid the chaos and danger of wartime, we meet eleven-year-old Eric, whose sanctuary is none other than London Zoo. His heart belongs to a remarkable creature, Gertrude the gorilla.
As the bombs rain down on London, Eric is faced with a perilous mission: to rescue Gertrude, the beloved gorilla. With unwavering determination, he teams up with his Uncle Sid, a dedicated zookeeper, and together, they embark on a daring escape. Their journey takes them far from the war-torn city, seeking refuge by the tranquil seaside.
However, their respite is short-lived, for the unlikely trio stumbles upon a closely guarded secret, one that the Nazis are desperate to keep hidden. It’s a revelation that thrusts them into the heart of a top-secret Nazi conspiracy, with the fate of their country hanging in the balance.
David Walliams, the master storyteller, invites readers to join this whirlwind adventure, promising an action-packed experience that will have the whole family in stitches. Laughs, thrills, and suspense await as Eric, Gertrude, and Uncle Sid face a perilous mission against the backdrop of World War II.
In “Code Name Bananas,” Walliams weaves a gripping narrative that not only entertains but also imparts important lessons about courage, friendship, and the unexpected heroes that emerge in times of crisis. With his signature humor and heart, Walliams once again proves his storytelling prowess, delivering a timeless tale that will capture the imaginations of readers young and old. This book is an exciting journey through history, a celebration of unlikely friendships, and a testament to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to stand up against adversity.