Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend: Bk. 15

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend: Bk. 15

by TonyRoss (Illustrator), Francesca Simon (Author)


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


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Publisher: Orion Childrens
Published: 04 May 2006

ISBN 10: 1842550713
ISBN 13: 9781842550717
Children’s book age: 5-7 Years
Book Overview: There is no substitute for HORRID HENRY. Published in time for the 2006 World Cup. Total UK sales across the Horrid Henry range now exceed eight million copies. Backlist sales grew by 50% in 2004. Horrid Henry is a top favourite with children. Very high media profile. 'Forget Harry Potter, it's a wicked, spiteful boy who's really firing kids' imaginations' says THE GUARDIAN. Full range of POS including posters, bookmarks, dumpbins and stickers.
Prizes: Shortlisted for British Book Awards: WH Smith Children's Book of the Year Award 2007.

Media Reviews
'Each story has enough twists to keep bad kids shrieking with glee' -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES 'sees Henry back on truly horrid form. Brilliant illustrations and a hilarious collection of classic stories your kids will love.' -- Natasha Harding THE SUN 'Horrid Henry is the unpleasant, conniving little mischeif maker who has nevertheless helped Francesca Simon carve out a career as a best-selling writer.' -- David Whetstone THE JOURNAL 'With the World Cup still fresh in mind, Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend has the determinedly naughty Henry competing for a prized seat at the match between his local team and Man Utd... You can't help admiring his ingenuity. Tony Ross's energetic illustrations add to the fun.' -- Angela Kiverstein JEWISH CHRONICLE 'It's easy to see why Horrid Henry is the best-selling character for 5-8 year olds. He's a modern day Just William. Henry might be unbelievably naughty, totally wicked and utterly horrid, but he is frequently credited with converting the most reluctant readers into enthusiastic ones... superb in its simplicity.' LIVERPOOL ECHO 'Wonderfully anarchic fun for new readers and Henry fans alike. The football scene was reminiscent of several of this summer's World Cup matches!' -- Adam Guillain JUNIOR EDUCATION 'My children love Horrid Henry as much as I loathe him. While I tut at his bad behaviour, they delight in teh one-boy crimwave's ability to pull the wool over his parent's eyes... Simon's hero is back with the kind of antics that would make Supernanny rip up her sticker chart.' -- Janet Christie SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'A flicker of recognition much pass through most teachers and parents when they read Horrid Henry. There's a tiny bit of him in all of us... The latest book is already proving to be as popular as ever. It didn't even make it to the library shelves and there's a long waiting list for it! Enough said.' -- Nancy Astee CHILD EDUCATION 'Horrid Henry is a fabulous anti-hero: monstrously selfish and greedy, he does things most children only dream about... A modern comic classic.' -- SF Said GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS SUPPLEMENT 'Little boys just can't get enough of Horrid Henry.' -- Richard Varley THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'I love the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon. They have lots of funny bits in. And Henry always gets into trouble!' -- Mia, age 6 BBC LEARNING IS FUN
Author Bio
Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her English husband, Martin, and their son. When she is not writing books she is doing theatre and restaurant reviews or chasing after her Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti. Tony Ross is one of Britain's best known illustrators. He lives in Cheshire. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name. He has also produced line drawings for many fiction titles.