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Book Title: First Modern Classics - I, Houdini

Details: Author: Banks, Lynne Reid

Reading Age: 10 - 11

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books

ISBN-13: 9780007341535

Number of pages: 144

Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm

Retail Price: €7.63

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  • €6.50

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Book Description

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 adventures...
New edition published 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.

He tells his hilarious adventures with great intelligence and no modesty - for the world beyond carpets and floorboards can be a terrifying place...

Review

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"Couldn't put it down."
Time Out

"A worthy successor to Roald Dahl... children will be hammering on the bookshop door to get it."
Treasure Islands, Radio 4

"...a wonderful mix of horror and humour."
The Sunday Telegraph

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"Enthralling and hair-raising reading."
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About the Author

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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