A funny, feminist twist on the Cinderella fairy tale for fans of fractured fairy talesPrincess Harriet Hamsterbone is not the kind of princess who enjoys fancy dresses or extravagant parties. Cliff-diving, fractions, and whacking people with swords are more her thing. So when she's forced to attend a boring ball in honor of a visiting ambassador, Harriet is less than thrilled--until a bewitchingly beautiful stranger arrives. Who is she? And where...
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- Copy provided by the publisherHarriet's mother is throwing a ball for the bat ambassador, and Harriet and Wilbur are NOT thrilled. The food isn't great, and Harriet has to dance with all of the princes with whom her mother is trying to set her up. And she's twelve! Luckily, there is a bit of intrigue at the ball, with a mysterious princess fleeing at the stroke of midnight in a carriage driven by two quail. No one has heard of this princess, but ...
- Book 5. Minor spoilers for earlier books ahead.In which Harriet collides, full strength, with Cinderella. Her mother holds a costume ball, nominally in honor of the bat ambassador, actually to get Harriet to meet the princes without their past dislike coming into play. It doesn't work, but an astoundingly beautiful hamster shows up.The rest involves a pet lizard, disease quail are prone to, a stepsister who likes to claim to be wicked, the bat am...
- I'm so in love with the Hamster Princess books! Whiskerella marks book #5 in the series, and it doesn't disappoint! Harriet's castle is hosting a costume ball for the bat ambassador (much to Harriet's chagrin) and a stunning hamster named Ella makes an appearance. Who is this mystery rodent? She hadn't been sent an invitation... A second party is hosted soon after, and Ella comes again. Harriet and the gang follow her home, & find out there's som...
- This was a different sort of Harriet-natural-disaster with a satisfying and sweet ending. So much love for these books.
- Another great adventure with Princess Harriet Hamsterbone! In this, she must help undo a fairy's gift to Ella, who doesn't actually want to go to the ball and meet a prince. Full of the same clever writing and witty commentary, this is a must read for fans of the series. Highly recommended for grades 1 & up.
- I still love Harriet Hamsterbone. I love how she suffers through her role as Princess, but understands that isn't a something for everyone. Happily ever afters cannot be mandated or manufactured for you. You have to make that happen on your own. No one should wish for a Fairy Godmother to save them. Follow Harriet's lead, and save yourself.
- My six year old daughter loves this series! I work in a local bookstore so as soon as this installment hit the shelves (today), she snapped it up and read it. She thought this one was “the best yet”!
- I'm such a sucker for this series. I love fractured fairy tale takes, and this one does a brilliant job keeping up the goofy fun while sneaking in quite a bit about choices and agency. (Plus it has an adorable bat ambassador-Harriet in Batavia please! And great father-daughter bonding...)
- GreatThis is another adventure for Princess Harriet and her friends. It is a funny take on Cinderella. It is my favorite story in the series so far.
- a really enjoyable variation of the classic Cinderella story.
- I hope Hamster Princess goes on forever. Quark.