Horrendo's Curse

Author(s): Anna Fienberg

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

HONOUR BOOK: CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 2003..No one, living or dead, was ever more polite than Horrendo. In all his eleven years he'd never said a rude word to anyone. But was his mother proud of her charming son? Not at all! For Horrendo lived in a cruel world where kind words were as rare as dragons' teeth, and pirates stole away twelve-year-old boys from under their mothers' noses ...A rollicking adventure on the high seas, bursting with fierce fights, foul food and bad behaviour.


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HONOUR BOOK 2003: Children's Book of the year Awards (The Children's Book Council of Australia). In the category: 2003 Book of the Year - Younger Readers.

Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2003.

'A great, imaginative, funny, entertaining story. - 'Wendy O'Hanlon, Sunshine Coast Sunday, 7 April 2002 'A magnificent book about the swashbuckling life of the sea ... an excellent and captivating story.' - Lyndon Riggall, The Examiner(Tasmania), 18 May 2002 'This is a very funny story, cleverly told because it is never overdone ... the word play is gentle and subtle ... Another delightful story from one of Australia's top children's authors. - 'David Beagley, Bendigo Advertiser, 1 June 2002 Kept me entertained from the first page' - UK School Librarian

Anna Fienberg is a wonderful storyteller who weaves quirky humour and great charm into her stories which are loved by both children and adults. She has worked as an editor and consultant for a national book club, but now divides her time between writing and mothering. Kim Gamble illustrates with an eye for character and a sense of fun. He and Anna Fienberg have made many marvellous books together, including the Minton and Tashi series. Their books are enduringly popular with children and adults.

General Fields

  • : 9781865086033
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.154
  • : November 2001
  • : 195mm X 132mm X 12mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anna Fienberg
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Kim Gamble
  • : en
  • : 823.914
  • : From 7 To 11
  • : 155
  • : 30 illustrations