Horrid Henry encounters the babysitter from hell, traumatizes his parents on a car journey, goes trick or treating at Hallowe'en, and invades Moody Margaret's Secret Club. Four stories, as brilliant and inventive as ever, to add to 'the funniest series ever written about sibling rivalry and what it's like to be a young child' (Independent on Sunday).
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(198mm x 138mm x 8mm)
Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
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UK Kirkus Review »
Another superb collection of stories about Horrid Henry and his long-suffering family, illustrated in characteristic style by Tony Ross. As usual, in each scenario Horrid Henry - manipulative, tantrum-prone and cunning - somehow manages to come out on top. Henry's Halloween starts to go horribly wrong when he gives brother Perfect Peter a scary haircut - but somehow Henry still manages to swag all the sweets. He nearly meets his match in ferocious babysitter Rebecca - but gets his own way in the end. Henry's raids on Moody Margaret's Secret Club almost come unstuck - but in the end he's triumphant. He doesn't want to go to the christening of Prissy Polly's baby, Vomiting Vera, but Mum and Dad insist - then after a terrible journey, Henry gets to go home after all. All four stories are a guaranteed delight for 5- to 8-year-old little devils, and should raise some wry smiles among parents. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Francesca Simon
Francesca Simon spent her childhood in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 50 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2008 at the GALAXY BRITISH BOOK AWARDS for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. Tony Ross is one of Britain's best known illustrators, with many picture books to his name, including the bestselling Little Princess stories (Andersen). He has also produced the line drawings for many fiction titles, for authors such as David Walliams, Jeanne Willis, Enid Blyton, Astrid Lindgren, and many more. He lives in Wales.