Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible

Category: Book
By (author): Vernon, Ursula
Series: Hamster Princess
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Animals / Pets
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Humorous / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Puffin
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00in x 5.50in
Our Price:
$ 10.99
Availability:
Available to order

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath

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.

Perfect for fans of Babymouse and Chris Colfer's Land of Stories, this laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.
Review Quote*A 2015 Texas Bluebonnet nominee
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015
A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing of 2015
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015
An 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, starred review

* "Move over, Babymouse, there's a new rodent in town!...Vernon has created a spunky heroine readers will cheer for and who will leave them eagerly searching for the happily ever after in the next installment." -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." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A book with all the makings of a hit. Readers will be laughing themselves silly."  -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." -BCCB


From the Hardcover edition.
Biographical NoteUrsula 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.