Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend

Written by Francesca Simon

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade.

A Richard and Judy Children's Book Club selection 2011 - Reading Together category

A new collection of stories about Horrid Henry and his little brother, Perfect Pete.

How Henry and Pete continue their feuding adventures makes for more hilarious reading.

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Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry reads Perfect Peter's diary and improves it. He goes clothes shopping with Mum and tries to make her buy him some Rootatoot trainers. He is horrified when his old enemy Bossy Bill turns up at school. And he tries by any means, fair or foul, to win the class football match and defeat Moody Margaret. This book is aimed at football fans.

About the Author

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where she specialised in Medieval Studies.

If you'd like to know a bit more about Horrid Henry click here to read a letter from the author.

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Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

4th May 2006




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