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Francesca Simon

Autor(a) de Horrid Henry

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Obras de Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry (1994) 548 cópias
Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb (1997) 345 cópias
Horrid Henry's Underpants (2003) 307 cópias
Horrid Henry's Nits (1997) 302 cópias
Horrid Henry Meets the Queen (2004) 256 cópias
Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick (1998) 252 cópias
Where are You? (1998) 246 cópias
Horrid Henry's Revenge (1800) 212 cópias
Horrid Henry's Haunted House (1999) 210 cópias
Horrid Henry Robs the Bank (2008) 173 cópias
Horrid Henry's Joke Book (2004) 168 cópias
Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead (2009) 166 cópias
Horrid Henry Rocks (2010) 132 cópias
Horrid Henry's Monster Movie (2012) 98 cópias
Spider School (1995) 93 cópias
The Monstrous Child (2016) 91 cópias
Don't Cook Cinderella (1996) 86 cópias
A Helping of Horrid Henry (1948) 79 cópias
A Handful of Horrid Henry (2000) 76 cópias
Hello, Moon! (2013) 73 cópias
The Sleeping Army (2011) 63 cópias
Horrid Henry's Double Dare (2009) 60 cópias
Horrid Henry's Nightmare (1721) 59 cópias
Horrid Henry's Wicked Ways (1973) 56 cópias
Horrid Henry Rules the World (2007) 52 cópias
Horrid Henry's Krazy Ketchup (1612) 48 cópias
Horrid Henry's Evil Enemies (2006) 41 cópias
Helping Hercules (1999) 39 cópias
Spider School (Early Reader) (2010) 26 cópias
Horrid Henry's Bedtime (2005) 24 cópias
Hack and Whack (2017) 22 cópias
Hugo and the Bully Frogs (1999) 21 cópias
Calling All Toddlers (1998) 21 cópias
Toddler Time (2000) 18 cópias
Horrid Henry's Annual 2010 (2009) 16 cópias
Horrid Henry's Annual 2008 (2007) 16 cópias
Horrid Henry's Annual 2012 (2011) 14 cópias
Miaow Miaow Bow Wow (2000) 14 cópias
Horrid Henry's Annual 2013 (1840) 13 cópias
Horrid Henry's Dreadful Deeds (2000) — Autor — 13 cópias
Horrid Henry's World Records (2013) 13 cópias
Horrid Henry's Annual 2009 (2008) 11 cópias
Three Cheers for Ostrich! (1991) 11 cópias
The Big Book of Horrid Henry (2012) 10 cópias
Horrid Henry Annual 2015 (2014) 9 cópias
Whoops-a-Daisy! (1993) 8 cópias
Papa Forgot (1993) 8 cópias
Horrid Henry's Annual 2011 (2010) — Autor — 8 cópias
Horrid Henry Annual 2014 (2013) 7 cópias
Two Terrible Vikings (2021) 6 cópias
Yum Yum (Early Reader) (2012) 6 cópias
When the Moon Comes Out (1997) 5 cópias
Space (Horrid Henry) (2015) 5 cópias
Don't wake the baby! (1998) 5 cópias
Horrid Henry's Sticker Book (2007) 4 cópias
Horrid Henry Summer Fun (2017) 4 cópias
Horrid henry's school fair (2018) 4 cópias
Rosszcsont Peti karácsonya (2008) 3 cópias
The Goat Café (2019) 3 cópias
Horrid Henry's Puzzle Book (2000) 3 cópias
Spooky spectacular (2019) 2 cópias
Rosszcsont Peti (2012) 2 cópias
Rosszcsont Peti és a sport (2015) 2 cópias
Rosszcsont Peti háborúzik (2007) 2 cópias
Ne légy rosszcsont, Peti! (2009) 2 cópias
Rosszcsont Peti gazdag lesz (2002) 2 cópias
Rosszcsont Peti alsónadrágja (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Rosszcsont Peti, a ház ura (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
הנרי הנורא (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Grozi Gašper ima uši 1 exemplar(es)
Horrid Henry: Prank Wars 1 exemplar(es)
Rosszcsont Peti és a titkos klub (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Rosszcsont Peti bosszúja (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Ne bodi grozen, Gašper! 1 exemplar(es)
Opa, da ist was 1 exemplar(es)
Opa, wo bist du? 1 exemplar(es)
Grozni Gašper 1 exemplar(es)
Rampete Robin : på tegnspråk (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Felaket Henry Evin Patronu (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Horrid Henry's Crafty Christmas (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Pablo Diablo anda suelto (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
The Adventures of Harry (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Rampete Robins fæle fiender (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Rampete Robins store fæle bok (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Ten Favourite Books for Boys (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Grozni Grga (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Horrid Henry Sticker Book (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Horrid Henry's Hike (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Horrid Henry Whs Sampler (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Rosie's Swing (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Os Piolhos de Henrique o Terrível (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Rosszcsont Peti és a múmia átka (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Rosszcsont Peti és az időgép (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Kacak Ordek Yavrusu (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Horrid Henry's Annual 2018 (2017) 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



I really don't know how I feel about this one or if I care enough to really grapple with my feelings, which is odd because I was absolutely having a ball for a while there. But it's just sorta not a lot beyond the surface.

The story follows Hel, the half-dead god Norse goddess of death, from birth to Ragnarok, casting her as snarky, 'boy crazy', emo, girlboss teen with an acerbic attitude.

At first I was really enjoying the similarish tone to Harrow from Tamsyn Muir's Locket Tomb series, especially with the wonderful performance of Eleanor Tomlinson that has a similar timbre to Moira Quirk's glorious narration for Muir's books, but it's kind of left no actual impression on me and I had to kinda force myself to get though it. I thought Circe by Madeline Miller was great and I would most compare it to that with less depth, story arc, and the fact Circe seemed to be doing something new with the story from a historical/ mythological fantasy perspective.

I suppose the question I'm left with is, what was the point? The historical/ mythological fiction giving a character a new first person, protagonist perspective is generally used to explored a character in greater depth, especially one done dirty by events and their screen time, interpret them in a new way, often through a feminist lens, or using them much like science fiction as a medium to explore and/ or interrogate a contemporary issue. I don't really see this doing any of those beyond showing that Hel had a tough life. Unfortunately, this book doesn't really give her much depth or narrative, and, with the handling of her feelings for Balder and reaction to her yassification by the mortal Freya, it doesn't seem like a feminist reading.

I think the real shame is that this tone and prose really could have been something, but it ultimately comes off as running Hel's story through an 'AI' filter. That's really unfair and I don't mean to be so harsh on Simon, I simply mean that this is what if Hel was an emo teen girlboss? without actually exploring what that means.

The narration really is something else and I think I would have struggled so much more without it, but this is also the first audiobook I've upped the playback speed because I just wanted to finish it sooner.
… (mais)
RatGrrrl | outras 12 resenhas | Dec 20, 2023 |
Neat little book with a delightful story about Henry, a child many students can relate to and lots of activities to keep them happily involved. If they enjoy this, they’ll enjoy many other books about Henry.
Gmomaj | outras 5 resenhas | Mar 29, 2023 |
cathgrey1 | Dec 24, 2022 |



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