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Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel


Series
Hamster Princess

written and illustrated by
Ursula Vernon

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin
Imprint
Dial
ISBN
9780803739857
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Princess Harriet and her pal, Prince Wilbur, go on a quest to retrieve a stolen hydra egg, leading them to a wicked witch, a tall tower, and a locked door. Two-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

240

Trim Size

7" x 5 1/2"

AR

4.2: points 3

Lexile

580L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

6

JLG Release

Feb 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Princesses. Hamsters. Adventure and adventurers. Rats. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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School Library Journal

Harriet, the intrepid hamster princess warrior who broke the curse placed on her at birth (Harriet the Invincible) and rescued the 12 dancing mice princesses (Of Mice and Magic), goes up against an evil sorceress. Trouble’s in the air at Harriet’s best friend Prince Wilbur’s castle: an egg laid by his mother’s hydra, a nine-headed creature appropriately named Heady, has gone missing. Harriet and Wilbur leap onto their quails and gallop off to solve the mystery. Along the way, they meet Dame Gothel, a mysterious, cloak-clad gerbil with a flair for magic, and her ward, Ratpunzel, a rodent who’s been imprisoned within a tower (by lowering her long tail, she allows visitors access). Subverting gender stereotypes (Wilbur is the gentle and more thoughtful foil to impulsive and bold Harriet) and skewering fairy-tale tropes left and right (sweet Ratpunzel’s innocent and trusting nature is hilariously absurd), this slim, dialogue-heavy, action-packed volume is packed with wit that’s broad enough to appeal to children yet clever enough to win over adults. Two-tone cartoon illustrations break up the text, adding humor and giving the work a graphic novel—like feel. VERDICT Hand this can’t-miss installment to followers of the series, fans of comedy mixed with adventure, and those seeking an alternative to traditional princess stories.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Harriet, the intrepid hamster princess warrior who broke the curse placed on her at birth (Harriet the Invincible) and rescued the 12 dancing mice princesses (Of Mice and Magic), goes up against an evil sorceress. Trouble’s in the air at Harriet’s best friend Prince Wilbur’s castle: an egg laid by his mother’s hydra, a nine-headed creature appropriately named Heady, has gone missing. Harriet and Wilbur leap onto their quails and gallop off to solve the mystery. Along the way, they meet Dame Gothel, a mysterious, cloak-clad gerbil with a flair for magic, and her ward, Ratpunzel, a rodent who’s been imprisoned within a tower (by lowering her long tail, she allows visitors access). Subverting gender stereotypes (Wilbur is the gentle and more thoughtful foil to impulsive and bold Harriet) and skewering fairy-tale tropes left and right (sweet Ratpunzel’s innocent and trusting nature is hilariously absurd), this slim, dialogue-heavy, action-packed volume is packed with wit that’s broad enough to appeal to children yet clever enough to win over adults. Two-tone cartoon illustrations break up the text, adding humor and giving the work a graphic novel—like feel. VERDICT Hand this can’t-miss installment to followers of the series, fans of comedy mixed with adventure, and those seeking an alternative to traditional princess stories.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

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