Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon


Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon

Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather...dull. One day, though, Harriet's parents tell her of the curse that a rat placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is most wonderful news: It means she's invincible until she's twelve! After all, no good curse goes to waste. And so begins a grand life of adventure with her trusty riding quail, Mumfrey...until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.


A 2015 Texas Bluebonnet nomineeA Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing of 2015A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015An ALA Notable Children's Book of 2016 * A joy to read, and we can only hope that Harriet long may she reign will return in later installments. Booklist,

School Library Journal, starred review * Harriet is her own hamster, but she takes her place proudly alongside both Danny Dragonbreath and Babymouse. Creatively fresh and feminist, with laughs on every single page.

Publishers Weekly, starred review Middle-graders with a taste for absurdity and snark will find plenty of both here...Fans of Holm s Babymouse (Babymouse: Queen of the World, BCCB 12/05) series or Vernon s Dragonbreath (BCCB 9/09) series will definitely want to tag along on Harriet s future adventures.

About the Author

Ursula Vernon is a full-time author and illustrator whose work has won a Hugo award and been nominated for an Eisner. She loves birding, gardening, and spunky heroines, and thinks she would make a terrible princess. Ursula lives with her husband in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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208 pages


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Publication date

26th August 2015



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