Francesca Simon

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Birthday
23, 1955
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
23, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO

About

Children's novelist who penned the popular Horrid Henry book series. Her more than twenty Horrid Henry titles include Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy and Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb.

Before Fame

She attended both Yale University and Oxford University, majoring in Old English and Medieval studies. She published her first Horrid Henry book in 1994.

Trivia

She won The Children's Book of the Year Award in 2008 for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman.

Family Life

She was born in Missouri and raised in California as the daughter of playwright Mayo Simon. She later settled in London, England with her husband, Martin, and the couple's son, Joshua.

Associated With

She won the Children's Book of the Year award one year before Stephenie Meyer earned the same honor.