Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs
Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs
Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs
Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs

Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs

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*CBCA Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year, 2002

Horrible Harriet is one in a million.
And maybe that's one too many.

Horrible Harriet lives in a nest in the roof of the school. All the other children are scared of her. But when Athol Egghead arrives in a hot-air balloon, she finds her first friend.
Leigh Hobbs writes: 'This book is about appearances and friendships and people not being what they seem. That is, appearances can be deceptive, and friendship can triumph. Horrible Harriet is an amalgam of various bad girls I have taught in schools.'

Condition: Brand new condition
Format: Paperback
Age: 5-8

Leigh Hobbs works across a wide range of artistic mediums, but is best-known for his children's books featuring Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks in 4F, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. Old Tom was also a popular TV series, and Leigh has won every major Australian children's choice award. Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, is a bestseller at Paris's Louvre Bookshop, was adapted for the stage by NIDA, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards - as were Horrible Harriet and Old Tom's Holiday. Horrible Harriet appeared at the Sydney Opera House in 2017. In 2019, Leigh was one of five Australian Legends of Children's Literature featured by Australia Post on a stamp.

Since childhood, Leigh's had a passion for art, architecture, classical music, English history, and he loves London, Paris and Rome as much as his beloved character Mr Chicken. His time as the 2016-2017 Australian Children's Laureate meant travel to every corner of Australia, and Mr Chicken All Over Australia is a fitting celebration of all the places he's been and the people he's met.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the photo accurately depicts the condition of the book, the colour and imperfections may vary slightly from the images.