Hamster Princess (Hardcover)

Of Mice and Magic

By Ursula Vernon

Dial Books, 9780803739840, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

List Price: 13.99*
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Description

Princess Harriet is nobody’s hamster damsel in distress! Book two of this series for Babymouse and Princess in Black fans is filled with even more action and twisted fairy tale fun

Princess Harriet has absolutely no interest in brushing her hair, singing duets with woodland animals, or any other typical princess activities. So when a fairy tells a very bored Harriet about twelve mice princesses who are cursed to dance all night long, she happily accepts the quest and sets off with a poncho of invisibility and her trusty battle quail. But when she arrives at the Mouse Kingdom, she discovers there's more to the curse than meets the eye, and trying to help is dangerous business . . . even for a tough princess like Harriet.

From the creator of Dragonbreath, comes a laugh-out-loud funny new comic-hybrid series, bursting with girl power and furry fairy tale retellings.


About the Author

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.


Praise For Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic

Praise for Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic:

"Maintaining a keen balance between silly and sly, this sequel will have readers snickering."  —Kirkus Reviews,starred review

* "A quick and satisfying read that is as hilarious as it is fun. Make room on the shelves for this not so frilly princess."  —School Library Journal, starred review

"Spunky Harriet is just as wonderful as she was in her debut...Fans of twisted feminist fairy tales will be delighted, and Harriet’s existing followers won’t be disappointed with this second installment. Bring on book three!"Booklist


Praise for Hamster Princess: Harriet The Invincible


A 2015 Texas Bluebonnet nominee
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015
An ALA Notable Children's Book of 2016


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 "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