The Great Hamster Massacre
Written by Katie Davies
Illustrated by Hannah Shaw
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Winner of the Waterstone's Book Award 2010. Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011.
An entertaining behind-the-scenes look at family life in all its intricacies as it revolves around pet ownership and the drama that surrounds it. Nine year old Anna tells how she and her younger brother Tom win the battle to be allowed to own a hamster each, survive the ups and downs of ownership and then, when the great hamster massacre takes places, set about finding the culprit! Anna’s view of her world will amuse all.
The following titles were shortlisted for The Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award 2010 – Crowfield Curse, Desperate Measures, Flyaway, The Girl who could Fly, Love Aubrey, Meteorite Strike, Seven Sorcerers and The Toymaker
The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies
A very natural and honest version of life's events from the perspective of a young girl - from her suspicions about her neighbours, to her rocky friendship with the girl next door; from the sudden death of her beloved granny to her relentless quest for a pet hamster, only to then find it mysteriously slaughtered - which kickstarts a local investigation of 'suspects'. This is the first in a proposed series of short novels featuring the same characters and setting - with the themes of pets and detective work holding them together.
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Interest Age: From 8
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Simon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
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