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Freddy the Golden Hamster #05: Freddy's Final Quest

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The final installment in Freddy's internationally acclaimed saga is his most adventurous yet--filled with time travel, Crusaders, first love, and a shocking surprise!

Freddy--hamster extraordinaire--shuts down his computer when he is called upon to embark on a journey through time in order to save a young boy's life. Accompanied by Sir William the wise tomcat, Enrico and Caruso the guinea pig poets, and Tjark the robot hamster, the quintet find themselves in a dangerous land filled with Crusaders and wild hamsters (Has Freddy found the Promised Land?)! But when the Crusaders capture Enrico and Caruso and plan to eat them, the entire mission is put in jeopardy. With time running out, can the team accomplish their mission? Will this be Freddy's final quest?

Synopsis:

Freddy--hamster extraordinaire--shuts down his computer when he is called upon to embark on a journey through time in order to save a young boy's life. Accompanied by Sir William the wise tomcat, Enrico and Caruso the guinea pig poets, and Tjark the robot hamster, the quintet find themselves in a dangerous land filled with Crusaders and wild hamsters (Has Freddy found the Promised Land?)! But when the Crusaders capture Enrico and Caruso and plan to eat them, the entire mission is put in jeopardy. With time running out, can the team accomplish their mission? Will this be Freddy's final quest?

PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN HAMSTER SAGA

"At tale's start, Freddy wonders, 'Is my story worth putting down on paper?' Readers are apt to respond affirmatively." -Publishers Weekly

"[Freddy in Peril is] a cliff-hanger written with literary polish." -Kirkus Reviews

"[Freddy to the Rescue is]...a genuinely funny tale....Cepeda's illustrations are irresistible. A strong addition to an already enjoyable series." -School Library Journal

"[The Haunting of Freddy] is an entertaining blend of suspense and fantasy, with Freddy's droll commentary on animal and human behavior adding an appealing overlay of humor." -Booklist

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DIETLOF REICHE'S inspiration for this series--published in twelve languages--came from the numerous pet hamsters he had as a child. Reiche lives in Hamburg, Germany.

JOHN BROWNJOHN is the award-winning translator of more than 100 books for children and adults. Brownjohn lives in Dorset, England.

JOE CEPEDA is the acclaimed illustrator of numerous picture books including Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan and What a Truly Cool World by Julius Lester. Cepeda lives in Whittier, California.

About the Author

Dietlof Reiche's middle-grade and young adult novels have garnered many awards in his native Germany, including the German Juvenile Literature Award and the Oldenburg's Children's Book Prize.

Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1942, Reiche spent his early childhood in the village of Nördlingen, the town where his first historical novel Der Bleisiegelfälscher (The Lead Seal Counterfeiter), is set. Before becoming a full-time writer of children's books, Reiche studied engineering. He later took an academic position at Darmstadt Technical University, followed by studies in sociology, and work as a graphic designer.

Many of Reiche's books are historical fiction, but he also enjoys mixing history with fantastic elements, and often brings his wonderful sense of humor and his concern for the environment to his books.

In Reiche's exciting new novel Ghost Ship, he blends contemporary life with history and the supernatural to create one captivating adventure. His Golden Hamster Saga series: I, Freddy; Freddy in Peril; Freddy to the Rescue; and the forthcoming, Freddy and the Ferocious Ferrets is hilariously narrated by Freddy the Golden hamster, and was inspired by memories of the numerous pet hamsters Reiche had as a child.

Dietlof Reiche lives with his wife in Hamburg, Germany.

Mr Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach in 1992 and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is the illustrator of awarding-winning picture books such as What a Truly Cool World and Nappy Hair.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439874151
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Subject:
Animals - General
Translator:
Brownjohn, John
Illustrator:
Cepeda, Joe
Author:
Reiche, Dietlof
Author:
Cepeda, Joe
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Hamsters
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Golden Hamster Saga
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 in
Age Level:
07-10

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Animals » Animal Stories » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Series » General

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Product details 304 pages Scholastic Paperbacks - English 9780439874151 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Freddy--hamster extraordinaire--shuts down his computer when he is called upon to embark on a journey through time in order to save a young boy's life. Accompanied by Sir William the wise tomcat, Enrico and Caruso the guinea pig poets, and Tjark the robot hamster, the quintet find themselves in a dangerous land filled with Crusaders and wild hamsters (Has Freddy found the Promised Land?)! But when the Crusaders capture Enrico and Caruso and plan to eat them, the entire mission is put in jeopardy. With time running out, can the team accomplish their mission? Will this be Freddy's final quest?

PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN HAMSTER SAGA

"At tale's start, Freddy wonders, 'Is my story worth putting down on paper?' Readers are apt to respond affirmatively." -Publishers Weekly

"[Freddy in Peril is] a cliff-hanger written with literary polish." -Kirkus Reviews

"[Freddy to the Rescue is]...a genuinely funny tale....Cepeda's illustrations are irresistible. A strong addition to an already enjoyable series." -School Library Journal

"[The Haunting of Freddy] is an entertaining blend of suspense and fantasy, with Freddy's droll commentary on animal and human behavior adding an appealing overlay of humor." -Booklist

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DIETLOF REICHE'S inspiration for this series--published in twelve languages--came from the numerous pet hamsters he had as a child. Reiche lives in Hamburg, Germany.

JOHN BROWNJOHN is the award-winning translator of more than 100 books for children and adults. Brownjohn lives in Dorset, England.

JOE CEPEDA is the acclaimed illustrator of numerous picture books including Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan and What a Truly Cool World by Julius Lester. Cepeda lives in Whittier, California.

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