Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible
By Ursula Vernon
Hamster Princess is pretty much Sleeping Beauty, but changed a bit. One, it is about hamsters not people. Two, the princess fights ogres. And three, the evil fairy is a rat. Okay, there is a few more differences, but let’s get started.
Hamster Princess is about a princess who is a hamster. Her name is Harriet; she was cursed when she was a baby. The curse goes like this – when Harriet turns twelve she will prick her finger on a hamster wheel and fall into a deathly sleep. Now, Harriet is less than a perfect princess. For example, Harriet wants to go cliff diving. I think that’s fine, but of course Harriet’s mother thinks that is horrible. When Harriet’s parents tell her that Harriet is cursed Harriet thinks that is great because the curse needs her to stay alive so she’s invincible. That just goes to show that Harriet isn’t your everyday princess. I guess I shouldn’t tell anything else or I will spoil the book.
My personal favorite character is Mumfrey. Mumfrey is Harriet’s riding quail. Remember Harriet is a hamster. A funny story about Mumfrey is when Harriet and Mumfrey were visiting a friend their friend said to Harriet “you and your darling quail” and Mumfrey got upset.Then their friend said “I mean you and your heroic quail” and Mumfrey was happy.
This is a third-fourth grade book.
I give this book 4 out of 5 bookworms.
Lexi, The Reading Rockstar
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This will be a great addition to my fairy tale unit!
Very interesting, Lexi. You are amazing! I hope to come to Kirksville sometime and see your Little Free Library.
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We would love that!