'Most hamsters are gentle, timid, domesticated creatures. Easily tamed and house-proud, they need little more than a full bowl of food and an exercise wheel to adapt to their small homes. Some hamsters, however, are different...' So begins the epic adventure of Frank, a hamster with a mission and a motto - 'Courage!' Frank dreams of the world outside - about the original wild hamsters of Syria and their leader, the legendary Black Hamster of Narkiz.
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Livi Michael is the author of a number of adult books and her writing has been compared to early Pat Barker. This is her first book for children. She lives in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, with her two sons and a hamster called Frank.From AudioFile:
We think of hamsters as timid creatures, but this story suggests that some are different. Meet Frank, whose motto is "Courage!" When Frank escapes his cage to explore the "spaces between" (dark places filled with dust, drainpipes, and other unknowns), he encounters other wandering hamsters from neighboring flats. He also meets the black hamster of Narkiz--an encounter that changes Frank forever. Robert Llewellyn deserves credit for throwing himself fully into all roles; whether performing fearless Frank, long-suffering George, or the lisping, horrible white hamster, Mabel, he is wonderful to listen to. His recitation of hamster lore--told in Mabel's singsongy voice--is particularly funny and creative. Listeners will enjoy this offbeat tale while learning some interesting facts about hamsters along the way. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141314281
Book Description Puffin Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Derek Brazell (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141314281