Horrid High Book 1 Payal Kapadia
- Book Genre : Young Readers
If elevenyearold Ferg Gottin had been bought from a store, his parents would havereturned him and demanded a refund. Because, you see, for the Gottins, parenting is anexperiment gone badly wrong. So when they find a school where you can dump your kidsand forget about them, they decide that Horrid High is the perfect place for Ferg.But there’s nothing perfect about Horrid High—it’s quite unlike the boarding schoolsFerg has read about in storybooks. Ferg soon realizes that this isn’t just a school fororphans, runaways and rejects. Horrid High is a training ground for horrid teacherswho are being sent out into the world to spread horridness! If that’s not enough,Principal Perverse has a Grand Plan that he plans to reveal to every horrid teachereverywhere.Ferg and his friends are the only hope that the children of the world now have. Will theymanage to save the day? Open the gates of Horrid High and find out!
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Payal Kapadia grew up being any sort of girl she wanted to be, reading everything she could get her hands on and following her imagination wherever it took her. She studied English literature at St Xavier's College, Mumbai, and received an MSc degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Chicago. She worked with Outlook magazine in Mumbai and the Japan Times in Tokyo-and ended up interviewing teenage gangs in inner cities, an elephant who paints for Christie's and Japanese soldiers who fought under Subhash Chandra Bose.
Her critically acclaimed debut, Wisha Wozzariter, won the 2013 Crossword Book Award for Children's Writing and is featured in the 101 Indian Children's Books We Love! compilation. She went on to write the bestselling school adventure series Horrid High. Her first book for grown-ups, Maidless in Mumbai, was a top pick on Amazon.
When Payal isn't reading at festivals and schools, she loves singing karaoke and travelling to new and strange lands (not just the ones inside her head). She lives in Mumbai with her husband, two daughters who enjoy breaking the rules just as much as she does, more laptops than one family should own up to owning and no dogs. Yet.