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Francesca Simon

Born on 23 February, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri, British-American author Francesca Simon is best-known for her "Horrid Henry" stories. With more than 50 books published in her career, Francesca Simon won the Children's Book of the Year award in 2008 for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman and has sold millions of books in her career. Many of her books have been illustrated by Tony Ross. Before becoming an author, she worked as a journalist for the Guardian, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.



Francesca Simon Books

  • Horrid Henry Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781510106017 - Francesca Simon
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    Horrid Henry is the naughtiest boy in children's books and also the star of a popular cartoon and hit film. This laugh-out-loud collection contains 12 of Francesca Simon's brilliant books - and all of them feature Tony Ross' distinctive illustrations.

    With plenty of mayhem and fun, these books follow Henry as he tries to trick the tooth fairy; sets up his own business called Monstrous Makeovers; and meets the Queen!

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  • Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library Box Set - 30 Books - Collection - 9781510102293 - Francesca Simon & Tony Ross
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    Horrid Henry's Loathsome Library is a box set featuring every single one of Francesca Simon's stories starring the naughtiest boy in children's books - and so much more!

    Displayed in a keepsake slipcase and with a mammoth 30 books included, this is a brilliant collection to add to any child's bookshelf. Very funny stories that are tremendously re-readable, they follow the lovably naughty Henry as he gets into all kinds of trouble and faces of against his nemesis, Perfect Peter.

    With extra appeal added by the black-and-white artwork from Little Princess author Tony Ross, the collection also includes joke books and a special Christmas story to accompany the laugh-out-loud novels.
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    A special 20th anniversary edition of the original collection of Horrid Henry stories, Francesca Simon's irresistibly naughty tales see our favourite trouble-magnet pretending to be perfect for the day (which causes far more chaos than Henry's usual bad behaviour) and falling out with next-door's Moody Margaret, as well as camping in France. Henry lives up to horrible expectations with plenty of grumpy and gruesome behaviour...

    Horrid Henry is ideal for encouraging reluctant readers from 5+ and this anniversary edition of the wicked and funny stories comes with brand new material for little ones to enjoy - Twenty Things You Didn't Know About Horrid Henry - and a fantastic double die-cut cover!
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    Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon reveals more of our hero's far-fetched scams and wicked pranks as Henry meets up with Bossy Bill and goes shopping with Mum.

    With witty illustrations from Tony Ross, this is a great set of four stories about the boy who makes even the toughest premiership stars look like angels! Brilliant fun for readers from 5+.
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    Francesca Simon, one of the bestselling children's authors in the world, the creator of the Horrid Henry series, launches an exciting novel - The Sleeping Army - for children aged 8+.

    Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun.

    One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk.

    They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her.
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    Horrid Henry plots his revenge against the school dinner lady in this hilarious story - Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady - perfect for Early Readers.

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    Horrid Henry is furious! No way will Greasy Greta, the dinner lady, snatch his delicious sweets and crisps again. He tries hiding his food. He tries eating his desserts secretly. But it is no use. So Horrid Henry starts to plan his revenge... Another fine read from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross!
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    It's Halloween. With a bag full of tricks and the best costume in town, Henry can't wait to go trick or treating. But, oh the shame! Surely Mum doesn't expect him to go out with Peter dressed as a fluffy pink bunny?

    Horrid Henry Tricks and Treats, written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, is a spooky read starring the naughtiest boy in books.
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    Illustrated by Tony Ross and written by Francesca Simon, Horrid Henry and the Secret Club contains four stories about Henry, in which he goes to the dentist, torments his brother Peter, creates havoc at his birthday party, and plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club.
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    Horrid Henry and the Mega-mean Time Machine is the thirteenth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series.

    The book - written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross - contains four fabulous stories in which Horrid Henry builds himself a time machine and tricks Perfect Peter; Perfect Peter strikes back; Henry dines at Restaurant Le Posh; and he is made to go on a hike.
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    A reading competition? No way is Henry taking part in a reading contest. That is, until he hears the prize is a family trip to a theme park. Henry is determined to win... but how on earth is he going to read all those books? Any reluctant reader or fan of the naughtiest boy in books will love to find out in Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry Reads a Book - which also features the trademark illustrations from Tony Ross.
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    Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon offers a thoroughly subversive twist on favourite fairy tale characters in Don't Cook Cinderella: A School Story with a Difference.

    It's just an ordinary day at Mother Goose's Academy. There's Miss Good Fairy teaching the Three Little Pigs, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood to read and write - while Miss Bad Fairy is inciting the Ugly Sisters, the Big Bad Wolf, Troll, Wicked Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Jealous Queen to gobble them all up. The result? Chaos!

    Witty, fast-paced and anarchic, this is a complete story with ten short chapters ('C.A.T. Spells Dog', 'What Troll Learned', 'Snakes and Snails for Lunch') that take us through the school day.

    Originally published as Big Class, Little Class, this freshly illustrated reissue brings Francesca Simon and Tony Ross together again in a wonderful romp that Horrid Henry fans will revel in.
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    Horrid Henry receives a most unwelcome present ...
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    Horrid Henry is determined to win the class football match and defeat Moody Margaret, by whatever means necessary... Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend is a hilarious book to get reluctant readers reading from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross!
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    Four new Horrid Henry stories written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross!

    Horrid Henry's Invasion - Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter keep invading each other's rooms.

    Moody Margaret's Sleepover - Moody Margaret invites all the members of the Secret Club for a sleepover, with catastrophic results.

    Horrid Henry's Autobiography - Miss Battle-Axe's class all have to write their autobiographies, the best to be published in the local paper. Horrid Henry Rocks - Horrid Henry wants to go to the Killerboy Rats concert while his family want to go to the Daffy and her Dancing Daisies concert.
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry Meets the Queen is the twelfth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series.

    The book contains four uproarious stories in which the Queen visits Horrid Henry's school and watches the children make wattle and daub; and Horrid Henry tries to hypnotise Moody Margaret, tricks Perfect Peter into doing his household chores, and gets his own way at bathtime.
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    Horrid Henry hates car journeys - especially when it means going to visit Prissy Polly and Pimply Paul, and missing Rude Ralph's birthday party. Watch out, Mum and Dad, because Henry is prepared to do whatever it takes to get out of this trip.

    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Car Journey is a hilarious book for children aged 5 and over.
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    Written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry's Underpants is the eleventh title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series.

    The book contains four hilarious stories in which Horrid Henry hits on a brilliant way to write thank you letters, negotiates over vegetables, competes with Perfect Peter over which of them is sickest, and finds himself wearing the wrong underpants, with dreadful consequences.
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    In Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry's Birthday Party, Horrid Henry creates havoc at his birthday party.
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    The seventh book in the bestselling Horrid Henry series from author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross, this includes four stories - Horrid Henry's Hobby, Horrid Henry's Homework, Horrid Henry's Swimming Lesson and Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse.
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    The sixteenth title in Francesca Simon's fantastically successful Horrid Henry series, Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman is a laugh-out-loud read that will appeal to any child who loves fun-filled stories - and it features Tony Ross' striking illustrations!

    Building a snowman brings out Henry's competitive streak; he sets up his Monstrous Makeovers business to rival Moody Margaret's Miraculous Makeovers; things go badly wrong when a famous author comes to school; and he thinks 'You'll all be sorry when I'm dead' and spends a rainy day writing his will.
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

    In author Francesca Simon and illustrator Tony Ross' Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick, Horrid Henry needs money - and fast! But just how is he going to do it?
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    In Horrid Henry Robs the Bank - written by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross - Horrid Henry helps himself to all the money he needs to win his favourite board game and comes up with another spectacular money-making scheme for launching a newspaper with all the school gossip.

    He also vows vengeance on Perfect Peter when Peter nicks his birthday party theme and has his own Pirate Party and gets it by taking over as Head Teacher when Peter plays school with his goody-goody friends.
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    Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick is the fifth title in the fantastically successful Horrid Henry series from Francesca Simon and Tony Ross.

    More hilarious stories about Horrid Henry, the child teachers have nightmares about. Horrid Henry makes sure he gets the presents he wants for Christmas, sabotages the school sports day, runs away from home, and thinks of a brilliant way to get rich quick - by selling off his little brother.
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    Four favourite HORRID HENRY stories: Horrid Henry and the Comfy Black Chair, Horrid Henry's Haunted House, Horrid Henry's School Fair, and Horrid Henry Minds his Manners.