Henny Penny

Henny Penny Cover

Henny Penny

By Vivian French; Sophie Windham (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781582347066, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2006


Everyone has heard the story of Henny Penny, and how her foolishness led her to a terrible end. But that is the version from the fox's point of view. In this beautifully illustrated retelling, readers will enjoy a cheery new take on the tale of Henny Penny, who may have been smarter than anyone previously thought. The familiar repetition of silly names and the even sillier antics of the animal characters will win over readers as they have for generations, while Sophie Windham's gorgeous illustrations bring a fresh new perspective to this heroic hen's tale.

About the Author
Vivian French began her writing career after many years of acting and storytelling. Writing across genres and age groups, she has published dozens of highly acclaimed books for children, including the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series. Vivian French lives in Scotland.

Bruce Robinson is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of "The Killing Fields" and starred in the 1998 film "Still Crazy." He wrote and directed the black comedy cult classic "Withnail and I." He is married to illustrator Sophie Windham.
Sophie Windham is the illustrator of "Unicorns, Unicorns "and "The Mermaid and Other Sea" "Poems," Sophie and author Bruce Robinson are married and live in London, England.