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ISBN: 0006733638
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Language: English
Publisher: Avon Camelot; New Ed edition (1989)
Pages: 128
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 488
Size Fb2: 1910 kb
Size ePub: 1864 kb
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The cats of cuckoo square: picasso perkins. Patricia Reilly Giff, consultant to this series, received her bachelor’s degree from Marymount College and a master’s degree in history from St. John’s University. She holds a Professional Diploma in Reading and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University. She was a teacher and reading consultant for many years, and is the author of numerous books for young readers. Published by. Dell Yearling.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. One family’s household has been in a state of disarray because of one small furry problem.

Lynne Reid Banks (born 31 July 1929) is a British author of books for children and adults. She has written forty-five books, including the best-selling children's novel The Indian in the Cupboard, which has sold over 10 million copies and has been successfully adapted to film. Her first novel, The L-Shaped Room, published in 1960, was an instant and lasting best seller. It was later made into a movie of the same name and led to two sequels, The Backward Shadow and Two is Lonely.

You may think Houdini is a strange name for a hamster, but if you've ever heard of the late Great Houdini, the most amazing escape-artist of all time, you'll understand how I got my name. I'm proud to say that there hasn't been a cage built that can hold me. I can climb, dive, wriggle, squeeze, or gnaw my way out of any prison they came up with.

Houdini is no ordinary hamster. He is an escapologist with an exceptional talent for getting out of cages and urge to escape leads him to all kinds of adventure. ublished into the First Modern Classics list, fantastic stories for young readers. He may look like a small, furry pet, but really he is a Wild Creature – a freedom-loving hamster with a life-long passion for escape and a yearning for the Great Outside, leaving chaos and destruction as he goes.

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Houdini is an extraordinary hamster, whose talents and urges help him to escape every kind of cage. STEVEThe Autobiography of a Self-Educated Hamster}. By Terry Riley, Lynne Reid Banks. 6-8. GUIDED READING LEXILE® MEASURE Grade Level Equivalent DRA LEVEL.

But Houdini thinks it’s all worth it, because he is desperate to explore the great Outdoors. Books related to I, Houdini.

One family’s household has been in a state of disarray because of one small furry problem. But Houdini thinks it’s all worth it, because he is desperate to explore the great Outdoors.

I, Houdini is a children's chapter book, written by Lynne Reid Banks, and published in 1978. Houdini is no ordinary hamster. He is an escapologist with an exceptional talent for getting out of cages!

I, Houdini is a children's chapter book, written by Lynne Reid Banks, and published in 1978. He is an escapologist with an exceptional talent for getting out of cages! He may look like a small, furry pet, but really he is a Wild Creature - a freedom-loving hamster with a lifelong passion for escape and a yearning for the Great Outside, leaving chaos and destruction as he goes. In this book he tells his hilarious adventures of all the times he escaped!

Comments:

Wrathmaster
Love books by Lynne Reid Banks. My sons read them when they were in elementary school. I purchased this as well as some timeless others for the grandson of my friend. Can't go wrong with books like these.
Skilkancar
Very nice ploot I liked it, word word word word word word word word word word word word word wods
Геракл
I read this to my children when they were just beginning to read and also have pets of their own.
Houdini's adventures and persistence was funny.
Zymbl
Daughter loves reading and she loves hamsters! Best of both worlds :)
Conjulhala
11 year old loved this
Bulace
The book was awful. It wasn't a page turner because it was too slow moving and not suspenseful. I couldn't wait to get through it because I had to do it for a school project. Nobody liked it in my class. Sorry. Jake, 10
BoberMod
Reason for Reading: I enjoy the author and have always wanted to read this title. But specifically I was intrigued with the publisher's new list under the title of "First Modern Classics" aimed at younger readers. Originating from the publisher's UK house the titles on this list, which started last year (2009) are a unique selection for North American readers.

I, Houdini is a long time classic of the author's, though this is my first time reading it. This book includes new illustrations, which replace the original ones by Terry Riley, not having an older book handy to compare I can't comment, though usually I'm not a fan of replacing illustrations. These illustrations are cute, detailed, line drawings which begin each chapter header, each illustration is unique and relevant to the chapter.

An aspect of the "First Modern Classics" series I really like is first at the front there is a short paragraph by a famous author called "Why You'll Love this Book" which Michael Bond provides in this instance. Then at the back there is "More Than a Story" section with its own Table of Contents. This one includes real information on caring for hamsters, info on the real Houdini, a recipe for a hamster treat that humans will love too, and ends with some magic tricks, fun and games. An impressive section that is worthy of inclusion.

I, Houdini is the story of a pet hamster, originally named Goldie, who is an intelligent being. The narrative is from his point of view but he is a proper hamster; this is not a talking animals fantasy. The only thing fantastical about the story is ... well ... that a hamster could write a book! Goldie does not like being in a cage no matter how fancy it is or how many levels it has, he wants out to explore and find his own place to build a nest. Luckily for him, escaping his cage is a cinch and he has many adventures around the house. The children eventually change his name to Houdini because of his escapist talent and no matter how secure they make his cage, how many books they pile on top, Houdini will always find a way to escape. Problem is when he escapes he often causes trouble such as making a nest inside the piano out of the lovely felt he found stuck to some metal bars. Then there was the time he got stuck under the kitchen floor and thought that if he gnawed a small hole in the water pipe that would give him a drip of water to quench his thirst, instead it creates a gusher and floods the whole kitchen. Many things happen causing friction between Houdini & the children vs their father who is not a patient, nor animal loving man.

A fun, clever story with lots of laugh out loud moments. Well-written and never written down to its younger audience it's no wonder that this book still captures children's (and adult's) hearts today. Two caveats, the father does say d*mn twice and takes the Lord's name in vain once. Both of which I think is needless for a book aimed at an all ages audience. There is also a "mating" scene; this takes place off the pages, but the boys, who are visiting a teenaged boy do make a few suggestive comments, as they place the two hamsters together, that feel out place in an otherwise wholesome story. Nevertheless, these issues will only matter to some and can be handled easily during a read aloud as the book is a joy to read. Houdini is a lovable character and animal lovers are sure to enjoy this book.
There is no doubt that Houdini is a most unusual creature, for this is a hamster with an advanced vocabulary and a terribly immodest opinion of his own superior brain power. Houdini believes without question that hamsters are a higher form of life than humans. He is, however, a kindhearted creature (generally speaking) and tolerates the bumbling ways of humans well enough.
What is hard for him to tolerate is their tendency to want to lock him up in a cage. If there is anything Houdini does not like, it is to be locked up. It is in fact his amazing ability to escape his cage that got him his name. Houdini is an escapologist of the very highest order.
Houdini also tends to reap chaos in his wake, which makes him most unpopular with the father of the boys who own him. Father becomes enraged when Houdini first chews electrical wire, carpeting and a door, and then finally causes a flood in the kitchen. It is all too much. Even Houdini has to admit that Father has just cause to be upset. So Houdini decides to stay with a friend for a while, until Father has time to cool off. Ben has a hamster called Oggi, a female who humiliates Houdini dreadfully. Houdini is soon on the loose and makes the most amazing discovery --- he finds himself in the great Outside.
Never in his wildest dreams did Houdini imagine that the great Outside would be so wonderful. What he comes to learn is that Outside is also terribly dangerous and unpredictable. In fact, he could very easily become someone's lunch or dinner out there.
In this funny yet thoughtful book, Lynne Reid Banks takes us into the mind, and heart, of a brilliant and delightful character who has flaws just like the rest of us. What is endearing about Houdini is that he is willing to admit his imperfections and mistakes. Using rich and complex language, the author never talks down to her readers but expects them to know what she means and understand what her wonderful, often grandiose hamster is saying. We cannot help but grow fond of this ambitious rodent, who discovers that there is a power far greater than even his own will to escape from every cage he is put into.
--- Reviewed by Marya Jansen-Gruber ([email protected]) of Through The Looking Glass Book Review ([...]

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