“…a proudly goofy adventure!”
Title: Hamster S.A.M. Odd-ventures in Space! by Dave McDonald
Edited by Janna Morishima
102 pgs./BxW/6×9/trade paperback
Early middle grade graphic novel for ages 7 and up.
The Hamsternational Space Station is in trouble, and it’s going to take a Secret Adventure Mission to save the day! Hamster Sam may seem like an ordinary hamster, but nothing could be further from the truth. He is, in fact, an agent of adventure, and while he thinks nothing of facing certain danger with his bare hands, at least he makes sure they are always properly sanitized. In this early middle grade graphic novel, Hamster Sam meets his sidekick, Fescue, a fieldmouse with a mullet, whose folksy twang and imperturbability come in handy when they face enemies such as His Royal Sinus, King Crud. Can Hamster Sam and Fescue successfully pilot their vessel, the P.U. 3000, to the Hamsternational Space Station? Can they elude the Intergalactic Grammar Police? And will they ever find Fescue’s stolen banjo? PLUS! Meet a real life NASA astronaut! Hamster Sam interviews the pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, to find out more about his two successful missions to the International Space Station!
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