Giveaway: Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca Simon and Tony Ross
Snow, in August? Horrid Henry Returns with New Tales of Mischief.
It’s never too early to plan for up-coming seasons. That’s why you’ll want to enter to win the latest book in the international bestselling children’s chapter books series, Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon. We have one copy of Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman for one very lucky reader!
Reading level: Ages 7-12
Paperback: 112 pages
Book overview: Horrid Henry continues his reign of mischief in the U.S. with the release of the award-winning Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. The book includes four hilarious stories that detail Horrid Henry’s creation of a monster snowman, the writing of his own will (but more interesting is what others should be leaving him), his competition with Moody Margaret in the makeover business, and how Horrid Henry finagles his way out of detention to listen to his favorite author read his new book.
The Horrid Henry books are aimed at children ages 7–12 and are particularly popular with reluctant readers who revel in the misadventures of Horrid Henry, enjoy the comic illustrations by Tony Ross, and, most importantly, gain a sense of accomplishment when finishing each story.
Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman was the Galaxy British Book Award’s Best Children’s Book of the Year in 2008 (the “Oscars” of the book world). Francesca Simon is the only American author ever to have won; past winners include JK Rowling.
About the author: FRANCESCA SIMON is the creator of Horrid Henry and author of the series and one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors. Francesca was born in St. Louis, raised in Los Angeles, attended Yale and moved to the UK to study at Oxford. She then moved to north London, where she now resides with her husband and son, Joshua.
Francesca first worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue. After her son was born, she started writing children’s books full time. She has been invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the queen in celebration of children’s literature. The Horrid Henry series was made into a popular UK television show and there’s now a Horrid Henry stage show at the West End.
About the illustrator: TONY ROSS is a prolific illustrator of books for children, including Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry series, Martyn Beardsley’s Sir Gadabout stories.
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- Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States or Canadian mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the United States or Canada who can accept their prizes by mail.)
- Giveaway begins August 5, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends August 30, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.
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