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Hamster Princess: Whiskerella


Series
Hamster Princess

written and illustrated by
Ursula Vernon

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Dial
ISBN
9780399186554

Awards and Honors
Winter 2017–2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview, Ages 9–12
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Smart, funny, and filled with swashbuckling adventure, book five in the critically acclaimed Hamster Princess series is a hilariously retold Cinderella for the modern age. Two-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

7" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.4: points 3

Lexile

600L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2018

Book Genres


Topics

Princesses. Adventure and adventurers. Balls (parties). Fairy godmothers. Rabbits. Hamsters. Friendship. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Harriet the hamster princess faces her greatest tribulation yet: a fancy masquerade ball. She’d rather be slaying Ogrecats or fighting giants than wearing elegant gowns and dancing with dull, clumsy princes, but the party gets a boost with the arrival of the lovely Whiskerella, who exits right before midnight, leaving behind several disappointed suitors. Curious Harriet and her friends Wilson and Ratpunzel investigate only to discover a fairy godmother hell-bent on obtaining Whiskerella a happy-ever-after ending at all costs. Like previous titles in the series, this cheerfully irreverent “Cinderella” spoof hilariously deconstructs fairy-tale tropes (“And who falls in love with somebody because of their shoe size?!”). The humor turns delightfully silly at times, too, with plenty of bathroom jokes. The depiction of female characters is thoughtful: though take-charge Harriet, who eschews stereotypically feminine traits, is the star of the show, gentle Ratpunzel gets her due as well. Whimsical illustrations break up the action-packed narrative and add a comic book—like flair. VERDICT Both series fans and newcomers with a taste for snark will devour this one. Multiple copies are a must.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Harriet the hamster princess faces her greatest tribulation yet: a fancy masquerade ball. She’d rather be slaying Ogrecats or fighting giants than wearing elegant gowns and dancing with dull, clumsy princes, but the party gets a boost with the arrival of the lovely Whiskerella, who exits right before midnight, leaving behind several disappointed suitors. Curious Harriet and her friends Wilson and Ratpunzel investigate only to discover a fairy godmother hell-bent on obtaining Whiskerella a happy-ever-after ending at all costs. Like previous titles in the series, this cheerfully irreverent “Cinderella” spoof hilariously deconstructs fairy-tale tropes (“And who falls in love with somebody because of their shoe size?!”). The humor turns delightfully silly at times, too, with plenty of bathroom jokes. The depiction of female characters is thoughtful: though take-charge Harriet, who eschews stereotypically feminine traits, is the star of the show, gentle Ratpunzel gets her due as well. Whimsical illustrations break up the action-packed narrative and add a comic book—like flair. VERDICT Both series fans and newcomers with a taste for snark will devour this one. Multiple copies are a must.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

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