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Central Idea: An authors personal experience influences their writing. Francesca Simon by Mind Map: Central Idea: An authors personal experience influences their writing.                             Francesca Simon
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Central Idea: An authors personal experience influences their writing. Francesca Simon

About Francesca Simon

Francesca 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. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.

Francesca Simon's top 10 antiheroes

Simon says Horrid Henry is the naughty little boy in all of us.

1. London Book Fair biography 2. Official Francesca Simon website

Awards from Francesca Simon.

About Francesca Simon

How young or old was she when she wrote her first book.

           

Francesca’s favourite recipe

She then threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US). After 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 twelve milllion copies.

The City and South London Railway was the first deep-level underground "tube" railway in the world, and the first major railway to use electric traction.

Reflecting / acting on it...

Children books, she got ideas from her childhood

Won many different awards

Wrote for many magazines

Started full time with children books after her son was born

Sorting out

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Personal life

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HORRID HENRY is published in 24 countries and is also an animated CITV series. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.

Francesca Simon, 53, is the author of Horrid Henry children's books. She is born in Los Angeles, she moved to Britain when she was a teenager and now she lives in London

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Finding Out / Gathering infomation

She got her idea with the book Perfect Peter after she had decided that she wanted to have a brother to Henry who was the opposite from Henry.