A 2015 Texas Bluebonnet nominee A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing of 2015 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2015 An ALA Notable Children's Book of 2016
Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath
Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you’ll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal or sighing a lot. She finds the royal life rather . . . dull. One day, though, Harriet’s parents tell her of the curse that a rat placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she’s twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is most wonderful news: It means she’s invincible until she’s twelve! After all, no good curse goes to waste. And so begins a grand life of adventure with her trusty riding quail, Mumfrey…until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.
Perfect for fans ofBabymouseand Chris Colfer’sLand of Stories, this laugh-out-loud new comic hybrid series will turn everything you thought you knew about princesses on its head.
Ursula Vernon is the creator of the popular Dragonbreath series, and her work has won a Hugo award. She lives, writes, draws, and lives in a castle (ok, maybe it’s more like a house) in Pittsboro, North Carolina.