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PublisherOrion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Publication date1st October 2009
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Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead
Part of the 'Horrid Henry' Series
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
5 +. Everybody’s favourite bad boy is back for a new set of shocking adventures. Horrid Henry and his brother Perfect Peter will squabble over anything and everything – and, as his fans will know, his behaviour is getting worse! At home Henry and Peter squabble over the best seat for watching TV, the use of the Remote and much more. At school, Henry sets out to win the talent contest with a stunning performance of waking the dead. Whatever Henry does he is perfectly dreadful and wickedly funny.
A brilliant but utterly wicked new story that will have huge appeal to tear away children of 5+. His plots will make you ache with laughter, but will Horrid Henry or Perfect Peter get the last laugh and how many times do you think his mother will say ‘Don’t be horrid Henry’ during the book?
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SynopsisHorrid Henry Wakes the Dead by Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry finds a surefire way of wielding the remote control to ensure he always watches his programme of choice, vies with Moody Margaret to become the head of the school, shows off his prowess as a magician in the school talent show, and battles it out with Perfect Peter over who gets the green dinosaur and who gets the purple one.
ReviewsEverybody's favourite bad boy is back for a new set of shocking adventures. Horrid Henry and his brother Perfect Peter will squabble over anything and everything - and, as his fans will know, his behaviour is getting worse!... Whatever Henry does he is perfectly dreadful and wickedly funny. -- Julia Eccleshare LOVEREADING4KIDS.CO.UK
About The Author
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.
She worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US) and after her son Joshua was born in 1989, she started writing children’s books full time. One of the UK’s best-selling children’s writers, Francesca has published over 50 books, including the immensely popular HORRID HENRY series, which has now sold over fifteen milllion copies.
Francesca won the Children’s Book of the Year in 2008 at the British Book Awards for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman. HORRID HENRY is published in 24 countries and is also an animated CITV series. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.
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