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There’s a Hamster in My Pocket!



by
Franzeska G. Ewart
illustrated by
Helen Bate

Edition
Exclusive hardcover edition
Publisher
Frances Lincoln
Imprint
Frances Lincoln
ISBN
9781847801180
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Yosser is beset with worries. Will her parents’ business fail? Did opening Nani’s jewelry box leave Yosser cursed? And just what is her neighbor Sniper up to? Author’s note on the writing process. Black-and-white illustrations.
Exclusive JLG hardcover edition.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

96

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 5"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

880L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Nov 2012

Book Genres


Topics

Pets. Family life. Grandparents. Friendship. Allergies. Planning a surprise party.

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Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • It’s refreshing to see a contemporary story that takes place in another culture. As readers see in the illustrations, Yosser is a Muslim girl who wears a hijab in public, but the story doesn’t involve religion. Instead it explores a number of relatable situations, such as concerns about visiting relatives and family financial troubles.
  • Yosser’s relationships with her grandmother, Nani-jee, and best friend, Kylie, are especially touching. Nani, despite her allergies, becomes an unexpected ally in her granddaughter’s quest for a cuddly pet, convincing Yosser’s parents to let Yosser keep a kitten. And when Kylie’s older brother, Sniper, seems poised to ruin their mother’s birthday, Yosser wants to help, despite her fear.
  • Kylie and Yosser’s active imaginations and attempts at spying on Sniper are amusing and especially believable through the lens of ten-year-old Yosser’s first-person narration.
  • Franzeska G. Ewart’s writing and smart dialogue are fresh and entertaining, and Helen Bate’s illustrations are charming.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • It’s refreshing to see a contemporary story that takes place in another culture. As readers see in the illustrations, Yosser is a Muslim girl who wears a hijab in public, but the story doesn’t involve religion. Instead it explores a number of relatable situations, such as concerns about visiting relatives and family financial troubles.
  • Yosser’s relationships with her grandmother, Nani-jee, and best friend, Kylie, are especially touching. Nani, despite her allergies, becomes an unexpected ally in her granddaughter’s quest for a cuddly pet, convincing Yosser’s parents to let Yosser keep a kitten. And when Kylie’s older brother, Sniper, seems poised to ruin their mother’s birthday, Yosser wants to help, despite her fear.
  • Kylie and Yosser’s active imaginations and attempts at spying on Sniper are amusing and especially believable through the lens of ten-year-old Yosser’s first-person narration.
  • Franzeska G. Ewart’s writing and smart dialogue are fresh and entertaining, and Helen Bate’s illustrations are charming.

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