Time Travelling with a Hamster (Paperback)Ross Welford (author)
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize
Shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award 2016
Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month
My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve.
Al Chaudhury is a little boy on a mission and he’s taking his hamster with him.
From the title to the very last line, Time Travelling with a Hamster will make you smile. Full of heart and humour, it is a hilarious tale about the dangers of time-travel. Touching, fun and exciting by turns, this debut from Ross Welford, has taken Children’s fiction by storm.
On Al Chaudhury's twelfth birthday his beloved Grandpa Byron gives him a letter from Al's late father. In it Al receives a mission: travel back to 1984 in a secret time machine and save his father's life. Al soon discovers that time travel requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, setting his school on fire and ignoring philosophical advice from Grandpa Byron. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...
A hit with readers when it debuted as Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Month, Time Travelling with a Hamster is a sweet, life-affirming tale that can’t fail to captivate, an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in Children’s fiction.
‘An ambitious and satisfying debut’ – The Guardian
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
`The gripping suspense truly makes time fly... the book's heart and humour are hard to resist.' Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild
"Extremely clever and totally engaging." The Irish Times
"Intelligent, well crafted and impressive." Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
`Touching, silly and exciting by turns, this thrilling little book is an inventive take on time travel for children. Sure to be a hit with fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder... an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in Children's fiction.' Waterstones
"A touching tale of family, grief and love." Daily Express
`With intriguing twists from start to finish, this story is a real roller coaster of emotions. It warmed my heart and filled my head with wonder! A fast, funny and really satisfying read that sparks your imagination.' Joseph, 10
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Definitely one to pick up for the kids. A great thrill-ride with a charming little hamster. The cast is bonkers, the journey they're on is a roller coaster with ups and downs, and the narrative voice is just... More
“Who wouldn't want to go Time Travelling with a Hamster?”
A really enjoyable race against time adventure featuring a boy discovering his Dad's time machine. Funny, exciting, and well paced throughout. Quite hard to believe this is Ross Welford's first novel.... More
“A fun, heart-warming and highly original story ”
One of the most original and entertaining stories I've read in ages. Ross Welford really is a brilliant new talent in children's literature.
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