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Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon is universally known for the staggeringly popular Horrid Henry series. These books and CDs have sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone and are published in 27 countries.

She has written two absolutely hilarious picture books and an enchanting YA novel.

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3 books

Hack and Whack

Hack and Whack – two angelic looking Viking toddler twins – are on the attack! As they go marauding around their village, upsetting the apple carts, little do they know there is a force far more powerful than they: their mum! The story ends on the terrible two being plunged into a cold bath!

Gloriously funny, slapstick, fast paced action from the queen of funny.

Illustrated by Charlotte Cotterill.

The Monstrous Child

‘Before you reject me, before you hate me, remember: I never asked to be Hel’s queen.’

But being a normal teenager wasn’t an option either. Now she’s stuck ruling the underworld. For eternity. 

She doesn’t want your pity. But she does demand that you listen. It’s only fair you hear her side of the story . . . It didn’t have to be like this.

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award, Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and now a stunning modern opera.

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