Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780142410899

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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,, is full of fun Humphrey activities and information.

Marc Notes:
008 up.;Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, relates the ups and downs experienced by his human classmates as they begin a project to create a model town complete with houses and community services.

Review Quotes:
"Fans as well as readers new to the series will be entertained by Humphrey's escapes, which are related in a lively, first-person narrative, laced with humor, heart, and hamster facts." --Booklist

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

Humphrey loves to solve problems for his classmates in Room 26, but he never meant to create one! Golden-Miranda, one of his favorite students, gets blamed when Humphrey is caught outside of his cage while she's in charge. Since no one knows about his lock-that-doesn't-lock, he can't exactly squeak up to defend her. Humphrey really has his paws full when Don't-Complain- Mandy-Payne and her family stir up more big trouble. Humphrey manages to help Pay-Attention-Art and Sit-Still-Seth and even survives a trip to the vet, but can he clear Miranda's name without giving up his freedom forever?

Look for all twelve of Humphrey's adventures!

Review Citations:
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780142410899, Paperback)
  • Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/2006 pg. 1265 (EAN 9780399245053, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 01/01/2007 pg. 81 (EAN 9780399245053, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 02/01/2007 pg. 85 (EAN 9780399245053, Hardcover)
  • PW Notes and Reprints 02/19/2007 pg. 172 (EAN 9780399245053, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 329 (EAN 9780399245053, Hardcover)
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399245053, Hardcover)