A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports by Francesca Simon

A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports

Written by Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Part of the A Horrid Factbook Series

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Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about the world of sport - Horrid Henry style!


A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports by Francesca Simon

Did you know that the Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver?

What is the world's most popular sport?

Did the Romans really do athletics in the nude?

And how do you win the World Gurning Championships?

Newly edition with special World Cup Quiz, this is Horrid Henry's essential guide to the weirdest and most wonderful sporting facts. A must for every Horrid Henry-loving sports fan!


Great fun, easy to read and above all informative. What more do you need to know? THE BOOKBAG

What more could you want? A book packed with fascinating snippets of information about sports, all presented in Horrid Henry's own unique style. PARENTS IN TOUCH

I would recommend this book to both Horrid Henry and sports fans alike. A perfect introduction to many sports and a great book to dip into at any time. SARAH'S BOOK REVIEWS

Junior sports enthusiasts will love this collection of sports fun and random trivia Ni4KIDS

Fun to read and packed with useful information, this is another great one for Horrid Henry fans. MUMSENSE MAGAZINE

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.

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96 pages


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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

8th May 2014




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