Giant Trouble (Hamster Princess #4) by Ursula Vernon

Giant Trouble (Hamster Princess #4)

A magical beanstalk leads to a GIANT surprise in book four of the series that s chock-full of girl power and perfect for fans of Princess in Black and Babymouse Princess Harriet Hamsterbone doesn't go looking for trouble. She prefers to think of it as looking for adventure. But when she climbs to the top of an enormous beanstalk and sneaks into the castle at the top, Harriet finds plenty of both. The castle is home to one very poetically challeng...


Details Giant Trouble (Hamster Princess #4)

TitleGiant Trouble (Hamster Princess #4)
ISBN9780399186523
Author
Release DateMay 9th, 2017
PublisherDial Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Fairy Tales, Humor, Childrens, Middle Grade, Juvenile
Rating

Reviews Giant Trouble (Hamster Princess #4)

  • Lata
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars. Another totally fun and funny installment in the further adventures of Harriet Hamsterbone. This time she climbs a huge beanstalk and encounters a Harpster, a goose that lays eggs when freaked out, and a giant rabbit. And Wilbur and Hyacinth get involved, too. And Harriet again figures out fractions of things.Why I love Harriet and her propensity for adventures, her slashing things with her sword and rescuing those in need: "Harriet ha...
  • Ms. Yingling
    1970-01-01
    Copy provided by the publisherHarriet is enjoying her newfound ability to return to cliff diving when a gerbil in a dark cloak approaches her to try to sell her a handful of beans. That's one of the downsides of being a famous warrior princess "cloaked figures are always jumping out at you from behind bushes". Harriet knows better than to trade Mumphrey for the beans, but Mumphrey eats one. The gerbil disappears in a puff of smoke, and Harriet ho...
  • Jessica Robbins
    1970-01-01
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  • Anna Hepworth
    1970-01-01
    I adore Vernon's writing, and am particularly fond of the Harriet Hamster series, and this story did not disappoint in any way. The quirky extra details are often the things that really make the stories for me -- the rescue of the harp/hamster hybrid character who is all about the heavy rock/metal music, and the basic genderqueer nature of battle quails are the ones that come to mind here. As with the previous three books, fairy tales aimed squar...
  • Kristen
    1970-01-01
    This series continues to be great fun!
  • Kenya Starflight
    1970-01-01
    Ursula Vernon's "Hamster Princess" books seem like they should be typical sparkly-fluffy Disney-Princess-esque fair, judging by the cutesy series title and the adorable cover art. But don't be fooled -- this princess isn't going to sit back and let Prince Charming do all the work for her. Not only are these books funny twists on classic fairy tales, they feature a likable kick-butt heroine and a subversive look at some of our favorite stories and...
  • Becky B
    1970-01-01
    Princess Harriet thought she was on her way home, but then a travelling salesman tries to fast talk her into trading Mumfrey for some supposedly magic beans. Of course Harriet says no, but when the salesman persists Mumfrey takes offense and eats one of the beans. Some horrid gastric distress results and for the good of the kingdom Princess Harriet decides to camp another night instead of going home. In the morning Mumfrey is feeling better but t...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    Funny, adventurous and just so much fun, like all the other Hamster Princess twisted fairy tale adventures. My 8-y-o, 3-y-o and I all love this series! This one is a 4-star rather than 5-star book for us only because most of the jokes in the final chapter, including some of the details of the story's final resolution, completely sailed over the heads of both of my kids (the actual target audience for chapter books like this one) because they were...
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    Princess Harriet finds herself in trouble again when her battle quail, Mumphrey, inadvertently eats a magic bean. After a night of tummy troubles for the quail, Harriet awakens to find an enormous beanstalk in the middle of her campsite. Naturally, she has to climb it. At the top she discovers a castle (more of a cabin really). Inside is a harpster who desperately wants to be rescued. And Harriet can't bring herself to say no. This leads to some ...
  • Stephanie Tournas
    1970-01-01
    Its sparkly cover promises a princess, but Princess Harriet is an adventure-loving, cliff-diving hamster who is unlikely to sport the garb of a traditional princess. After an altercation involving some questionable beans, Harriet Hamsterbone finds herself at the top of a beanstalk in the lair of the giant evil rabbit. There she meets Strings, a harpster (part hamster, part harp), who is the giant's prisoner. Harriet knows that Strings must be res...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    Another great entry in the Hamster Princess series. This time Harriet encounters a chipmunk trying to sell her magic beans. Mumfrey ends up eating one, and suddenly there's an enormous beanstalk that Harriet finds herself climbing. At the top she encounters a giant and a Harpster (a hamster combined with a harp), and finds herself diving headfirst (at one point literally) into another adventure. My daughter continues to enjoy this series being re...
  • Yapha
    1970-01-01
    Another great fairy tale reinterpretation! This time, Mumfry the battle quail eats a magic bean. When it comes out the other end, it grows into a a giant beanstalk. Of course Harriet climbs up! At the top she discovers a "harpster" (half harp/half hamster) and a goose being held captive by a giant rabbit. (A Giant Lop, of course.) Of course Harriet must rescue them! Filled with same fun wit and amusing take on adventuring, this latest book in the...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    I don't know if I was just in the mood for feminist fractured fairy tale hamster goodness but this one was the best yet. Harriet was wonderful as always but Strings was so fantastically cool. I hope she shows up in later books. This is obviously a Jack and the Beanstalk retelling and a very well done one at that. The giant is literally a Giant Lop. And the end was tied up so neatly I'm very impressed.
  • Berni Phillips
    1970-01-01
    More rodential fun from Ursula Vernon. Princess Harriet meets a mysterious and rather annoying chipmunk who tries to peddle magic beans. No-nonsense Harriet isn't buying any, but in the Vernonverse, stuff always happens, and she winds up with a magic beanstalk and having to escape from a giant bunny anyway. The punk harpster (hamster harp) is a nice touch.
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    Princess Harriet makes me laugh. I hope lots and lots of readers enjoy her spunk and verve. I'll certainly do my best to encourage readers to enjoy her. I mean who wouldn't enjoy finding out how a hamster princess outwits a giant with the help of Mumfrey, her trained battle quail, and several other unusual friends.
  • Diana
    1970-01-01
    I wasn't sure we could love Harriet more. We do. And Strings! And Wilbur! Help me. Everything about this is awesome. My kid and I had a fantastic discussion about salespeople and marketing. :DI, as the adult here, am literally considering running out to buy #5, which is the only one we don't currently have in our possession, just to be able to read it to Kid Little (who is 5), as we apparently have the same level of fandom crush on Harriet, and t...
  • Shanna Hurd
    1970-01-01
    Princess Harriet Hamsterbone meets the giant at the top of the beanstalk, along with the magically enchanted "harpster" (a harp/hamster hybrid, kidnapped to play the giant to sleep), and a giant goose that lays eggs for large omelets. Good for a laugh, best for those who have read the previous books in the series.
  • Ella
    1970-01-01
    Uh oh. mumfrey ate a magic bean and used the bathroom. In the morning boy was princess harriet in for a shock. will she make it out their alive? or will she be dinner for someone? one her way she meet's a harpester named string's, and meet's up with an old freind named wilber!
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Funny and charming take on Jack and the Beanstalk. There was one obvious plothole which grated on my nerves. The giant's schtick was pretty awesome though. My 6 year old enjoyed the book, especially the giant's dialog.
  • Suzanne
    1970-01-01
    Harriet's fourth adventure is fun but not as good as the previous outings. She finds some magic beans and a giant beanstalk grows. And you can probably guess the rest. Fun for those that like the series. The first is still the best.
  • Steph
    1970-01-01
    Lots of adventure and quirky, laugh-out-loud humor with this fabulous hamster! This one was a lot of fun and kids will love the twists and adventures of the same beloved characters from the first three Hamster Princess books!
  • Danielle Hammelef
    1970-01-01
    The latest Hamster Princess book didn't disappoint me at all. So much fun to read with action, adventure, danger, and laugh out loud moments. Perfect read for middle graders with adorable illustrations throughout.
  • Jules Bertaut
    1970-01-01
    This is a delightful sorta retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. Harriet is still a fantastic princess and main character. Possibly my roommate would like me to get to the end of this series so I will stop reading him snatches of these books.
  • Ames Public Library Youth Services
    1970-01-01
    Interested in another hilarious adventure as we follow along Harriet the Hamster Princess and her friends? Me too! This one is a take on Jack and the Beanstalk.Just as funny as usual, with great characters and story.-dmz
  • Linda Quinn
    1970-01-01
    I love this series, of which this is number 4. Harriet is an adventure-seeking, kick-ass hamster princess who travels the land saving creatures in distress. It would be good enough if she were human, but as a hamster, with a battle quail named Mumfrey? Priceless.
  • Jasmine
    1970-01-01
    HAMSTER PRINCESSSSSSSS.
  • Wetdryvac Wetdryvac
    1970-01-01
    A fabulous book in a fabulous series.
  • Bridget
    1970-01-01
    HARPSTER! Yes, good.