The Monstrous Child

ISBN
9780571330263
Published
05/05/2016
9780571330263
Format
Hardback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

A stunning, operatic and epic drama like no other. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager - and goddess of the Underworld. Why is life so unfair? But Hel tries to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and welcoming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity. Until eternity itself is threatened.

Francesca Simon's wonderful first foray into teen fiction.

A stunning, operatic and epic drama like no other. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager - and goddess of the Underworld. Why is life so unfair? But Hel tries to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and welcoming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity. Until eternity itself is threatened. Francesca Simon's wonderful first foray into teen fiction.
  • 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. Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman won the Children's Book of the the Year award in 2008 at the British Book Awards. She is also the author of Costa-shortlisted The Monstrous Child and Hack and Whack, her first picture book. She lives in North London with her family.

“Dark and very funny”
- The Bookseller
“With her refreshing love of the rebarbative, Francesca Simon has taken the myth about Hel, Queen of the Norse Underworld and turned it into a wholly original, hideously funny, curiously affecting black comedy about dysfunctional families that readers from Los Angeles to London will recognise. This is an extraordinary book, grim and cruel in places but with a wit and sophistication to its heroine which makes you root for her as she tries to overcome her fate.”
- Amanda Craig

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