Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend


Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Tony Ross

The ever-popular Horrid Henry scores another winner of a story. Henry has a chance to get his hands on FA Cup tickets, if he can be declared man of the match in a class football game. The stakes are high and the tension even higher. How far will Henry go to get the tickets to the match of the century?


Tony Ross’ great illustrations bring the characters and the drama of the match to life. This is a lot of fun to read together, too, with plenty of sound effects, chants and cheers to join in with. The surprise ending is sure to get you talking…


Lots for football fans and their families to recognise and enjoy!


Publisher: Orion Children's Books

About the authors

  • Tony Ross

    Tony Ross was born in London in 1938. He went to art school in Liverpool and has since worked as a typographer for design and advertising agencies. His cartoons have appeared in Punch, Town, Time and Tide and the News of the World. His first book Hugo and the Wicked Winter was published in 1972. Tony has since written over 100 books and illustrated over 2000! Two of his creations, Towser and The Little Princess have been turned into TV series. Tony lives in Wales.

  • Francesca Simon

    Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and went on to study Old and Middle English at Oxford and Medieval Studies at Yale. Following this, Francesca decided to work as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US). When her son Joshua was born in 1989, she started writing children’s books full time.


    One of the UK’s best-selling children’s writers, Francesca has published over 50 books, including the immensely popular Horrid Henry series, which has now sold over 16 million copies. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti. 


    (Copyright Francesco Guidicini)
    (Copyright Francesco Guidicini)

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