Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780142412961

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Brief Description:
First published in the U.S.A.: New York: Putnam, 2008.


Brief Description:
While continuing to help his classmates solve their problems, Humphrey, pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, faces many surprises, like rolling in a hamster ball, a substitute janitor who might be an alien, and the possibility of Mrs. Brisbane retiring.


Marc Notes:
First published in the U.S.A.: New York: Putnam, 2008.;While continuing to help his classmates solve their problems, Humphrey, pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, faces many surprises, like rolling in a hamster ball, a substitute janitor who might be an alien, and the possibility of Mrs. Brisbane retiring.


Biographical Note:
Betty G. Birney has won many awards for writing for television, including an Emmy, three Humanitas Prizes, and a Writers Guild of America Award, and she won the Christopher Award for Friendship According to Humphrey. In addition to the Humphrey series, she is the author of The Seven Wonders of Sassafrass Springs and The Princess and the Peabody's. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where her parents grew up as neighbors on Humphrey Street. Her website, bettybirney.com, is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.


Publisher Marketing:
The fourth book in the beloved and award-winning school hamster series!

A classroom hamster has to be ready for anything, but suddenly there are LOTS-LOTS-LOTS of big surprises in Humphrey's world. Some are exciting, like a new hamster ball. But some are scary, like a run-in with a cat and a new janitor who might be from another planet. But even with all that's going on, Humphrey finds time to help his classmates with their problems. But will Mrs. Brisbane's unsqueakable surprise be too much for Humphrey to handle?

Look for all twelve of Humphrey's adventures!


Review Citations:
  • PW Notes and Reprints 01/28/2008 pg. 70 (EAN 9780399247309, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 02/01/2008 pg. 83 (EAN 9780399247309, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 02/01/2008 pg. 40 (EAN 9780399247309, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 10/01/2008 pg. 328 (EAN 9780399247309, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2008 pg. 328 (EAN 9780399247309, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399247309, Hardcover)