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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie

By Chris Van Allsburg

A heroic hamster tries to find a home in this touching and funny new offering from two-time Caldecott Medal winner and author of the worldwide bestsellers The Polar Express and Jumanji.

Sweetie Pie the hamster is so excited to leave the pet shop with his new owner. In the great outdoors he feels the wind in his fur and experiences its wonderful sights and smells for the very first time. But soon he is stuck back inside, living a cage-bound life controlled by the whims of his awful owners. As Sweetie Pie looks longingly out of his cage at the squirrels frolicking in the trees, he wonders if he will ever get the chance to answer the call of the wild… Inspired by his daughters’ two pet hamsters, Chris Van Allsburg tells the heart-warming story of a little animal, trying to find his place in the big wide world.

  • The Polar Express has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
  • Chris Van Allsburg won the Caldecott Medal for both The Polar Express and Jumanji, both of which have since been made into box office hits.
  • He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators in October 2009.

About the author

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and Artist Biography, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrator Biographys in October 2009.

ISBN: 9781783442928
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 4, 2018
Dimensions: 280 x 248mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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