I, Houdini

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HarperCollins Children's, 2010 - Children's stories - 158 pages
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Available now in a Yearling edition by the author of Indian in the Cupboard. This is a fascinating autobiography of a hamster who fancies himself a great escapologist in his quest to explore the great outdoors. One family's household has been in a state of disarray because of one small furry problem. Meet Houdini, an extraordinarily brilliant escapologist. No, not that Houdini. This one is a hamster. Once you meet him, you will understand that his owners just couldn't name him anything else, for his name is quite fitting. He can escape from anything--a cage or the clutches of a mean cat. While on his escapades, he causes all kinds of trouble from chewing through wires to causing a flood. But Houdini thinks it's all worth it, because he is desperate to explore the great Outdoors. But once he gets out, will he ever come back--or will this be his final escape?

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

A bit like Cleary's 'Mouse and the Motorcycle' and a bit like all the stories about little people like Stuart Little and The Borrowers. But Banks is the author of The Indian in the Cupboard, so she ... Read full review

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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

I read this one years ago, but unfortunately didn't remember much of it, so I decided to read it again. And honestly, what could be more fun than reading the adventures of an escape-artist hamster in ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Lynne Reid Banks was born in London in 1929. She was an actress in the early 1950s and later became one of the first two women TV News reporters in Britain. She is a best-selling author for both children and adults, and has written over thirty books, including The L-Shaped Room.

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