Hamster Princess Harriet the Invincible

Author(s): Ursula Vernon

Junior Fiction

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.


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The first book in this hilarious new comic-hybrid series is perfect for adventure-loving fans of Babymouse and Dragonbreath.

*"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"

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780803739833
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • : August 2015
  • : 177mm X 139mm X 3mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : two colour illustrations
  • : 208
  • : Hardback
  • : Ursula Vernon