The Great Hamster Massacre

Winner of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2010.

A detective story with a difference! Things in Anna’s life are going completely crazy. Her neighbours are behaving suspiciously, the girl next door keeps falling out with her, and then Gran suddenly dies. So when Anna’s hamster is mysteriously slaughtered, it’s the last straw. Who is the culprit? Anna vows to find out. But the search will take her into all kinds of comical and unexpected terrain, teaching her many lessons about life and family… A wonderfully fresh comedy from a former stand-up comedian, which explores life, love and tragedy in a quirky and lighthearted way.

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  • This book is about Anna’s slaughtered hamster.

    4 March 2013

  • Awesome! Finally there is a book that shows me a good and funny side to pets stories. Not just pets but kids investigation novels. Katie Davies is an outstanding author. The best ever!!!

    23 October 2011

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    I liked it. The ending is not that good, though.

    2 August 2011

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    this is the best book EVER!!!!

    26 February 2010

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    This is a gory,sad,scary and dissapointing BOOK!

    16 February 2010

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    Katie Davies

    Katie Davies is the award-winning author of fresh, funny animal stories like The Great Hamster Massacre.


    Katie Davies won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with her debut novel The Great Hamster Massacre.

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