Francesca Simon, the author of Horrid Henry books, was born in St Louis; she grew up in California and attended both Yale and Oxford universities where she majored in medieval studies and Old English.
Simon changed careers as a medievalist and worked as a journalist. After she had her son Joshua in 1989, she started to write children's books full-time. Simon is one of the UK's best-selling children's writers; she has published over 50 different books, including the immensely popular Horrid Henry series, which has now sold over eighteen million copies.
Simon won the Children’s Book of the Year in 2008 at the British Book Awards for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman. The Horrid Henry series is published in 24 countries.
In this collection of four new Horrid Henry stories 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.
In these four new stories Horrid Henry helps himself to all the money he needs to win his favourite board game comes up with another spectacular money-making scheme for launching a newspaper with all the school gossip vows vengeance on Perfect Peter when Peter nicks his birthday party theme and has his own pirate party.
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