Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Wicked Time Had by All

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Wicked Time Had by All

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Byline: LIZ WALKER

SCARY roars and monster claws were at the ready at a hair-raising Horrid Henry sell-out event.

Best-selling author Francesca Simon paid a visit to Newcastle's Seven Stories - the national centre for children's books.

Children had the chance to create a funny or frightening puppet before joining Francesca to hear extracts from her latest book - Horrid Henry's Monster Movie. The writer also answered questions about her famous creation.

Horrid Henry's Monster Movie is the 21st Horrid Henry book and contains four new stories, in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie.

Francesca Simon is one of the UK's best-selling children's writers, with more than 50 books published. Her Horrid Henry series has sold more than 15 million copies.

She 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. …

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