Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon - OPTIONAL

Vernon, Ursula  Hamster Princess:  Harriet the Invincible, 247 pgs.  Dial Books for Young Readers, 2015.  (Penguin)  $12.99  Content: G.   

Harriet never wanted to be a princess and do princess stuff, she had always sought out adventure. Harriet was cursed to touch a hamster wheel at her christening.  She was supposed to touch the wheel at age twelve and fall into a sleep like death. Harriet finds out at age ten that she is cursed and is thrilled about it.  Harriet is invincible because she knows she’ll live until the curse, so she does stupid and dangerous things like jumping off cliffs. When her 12th birthday comes along she goes home and the curse backfires and she need a prince’s help. 

I like this book because the pictures were good and I liked that she chased down her dreams. I did not like this book because the author messed with a classic fairy tale.  The main character wasn’t likable because she was stubborn and annoying.   There are a lot of pictures, but it's not quite a graphic novel.

EL-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, Isabelle, age 11.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

Thank you for this perspective. Harriet was rather annoying, but I thought the twist on the fairy tale was interesting.