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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Horrendo's Curse
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'Once there was a boy called Horrendo who was cursed at birth with a spell that left him able to say only kind words. Everyone else in his village has a sharp face and a tongue like a whip. They spew insults at one another and never bother to say "thank you" or "please." Each autumn, pirates come to the village and steal all the twelve-year-old boys to be their slaves. Despite all their lessons in Herculean Headlocks, Deadly Insults, and Oar Throwing, Horrendo and the other boys succumb to the might of the hated pirates. Aboard ship, the merciless captain and his crew of pirates work the boys to the bone. A cunning escape plan is hatched that involves a hazardous journey. Not all goes exactly to plan, however, as the boys are unexpectedly reunited with their foes. But the boys' determination to return home is finally rewarded, though the village is never to be the same again' (Source: bookseller's website).

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Thai translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2002 .
      Extent: 155p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1865086037
Alternative title: Hō̜rēndō kap khamsāp sǣnsuphāp
Language: Thai
    • Krung Thep, Bangkok,
      c
      Thailand,
      c
      Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Nanmeebooks ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 139p.
      ISBN: 9749656903

Works about this Work

Review : Horrendo’s Curse Wendy Noble , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2014; (p. 68)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
Untitled Philip Liberatore , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 August 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction
Winning Ways With Words Kris Bullock , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 August 2003; (p. 1)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction
Children's Book Council of Australia : Review of Short-Listed Books 2003 Wendy Michaels , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 5 2003; (p. 6-17)

— Review of The Girl from the Sea James Aldridge , 2002 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Song of an Innocent Bystander Ian Bone , 2002 single work novel ; Walking Naked Alyssa Brugman , 2002 single work novel ; Njunjul the Sun Meme McDonald , Boori Pryor , 2002 single work novel ; The Messenger Markus Zusak , 2002 single work novel ; Where in the World Simon French , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Rain May and Captain Daniel Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Tom Jones Saves the World Steven Herrick , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; Guess the Baby Simon French , 2002 single work picture book ; Too Loud Lily Sofie Laguna , 2002 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book ; Bear and Chook Lisa Shanahan , 2002 single work picture book ; Playmates Jane Tanner , 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham , 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen , 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; Awesome! : Australian Art for Contemporary Kids Laura Murray Cree , 2002 single work information book ; The Mighty Murray John Nicholson , 2002 single work non-fiction ; Discover and Learn About Australian Forests and Woodlands Pat Slater , 2002 single work information book ; Iron in the Blood : Convicts and Commandants in Colonial Australia Alan R. Tucker , 2002 single work information book ; Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly Carole Wilkinson , 2002 single work biography ; Endangered! Working to Save Animals at Risk Rick Wilkinson , 2002 single work information book
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 46 no. 3 2002; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction
Children's Book Council of Australia : Review of Short-Listed Books 2003 Wendy Michaels , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 5 2003; (p. 6-17)

— Review of The Girl from the Sea James Aldridge , 2002 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Song of an Innocent Bystander Ian Bone , 2002 single work novel ; Walking Naked Alyssa Brugman , 2002 single work novel ; Njunjul the Sun Meme McDonald , Boori Pryor , 2002 single work novel ; The Messenger Markus Zusak , 2002 single work novel ; Where in the World Simon French , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Rain May and Captain Daniel Catherine Bateson , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Tom Jones Saves the World Steven Herrick , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington , 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; Guess the Baby Simon French , 2002 single work picture book ; Too Loud Lily Sofie Laguna , 2002 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book ; Bear and Chook Lisa Shanahan , 2002 single work picture book ; Playmates Jane Tanner , 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham , 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen , 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; Awesome! : Australian Art for Contemporary Kids Laura Murray Cree , 2002 single work information book ; The Mighty Murray John Nicholson , 2002 single work non-fiction ; Discover and Learn About Australian Forests and Woodlands Pat Slater , 2002 single work information book ; Iron in the Blood : Convicts and Commandants in Colonial Australia Alan R. Tucker , 2002 single work information book ; Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly Carole Wilkinson , 2002 single work biography ; Endangered! Working to Save Animals at Risk Rick Wilkinson , 2002 single work information book
Winning Ways With Words Kris Bullock , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 August 2003; (p. 1)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction
Untitled Philip Liberatore , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 August 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 April 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg , 2002 single work children's fiction ; 2007 : A True Story, Waiting to Happen Robyn Williams , 2001 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
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