Malcolm is in serious trouble. He can't bear to tell Mrs. D. the truth about her Archibald, the smartest hamster ever: "It wasn't like you were telling her someone had stepped on her flowers, and my mother would buy her some new ones. She didn't tickle the flowers, and watch them roll around while she watched the news. And the flowers didn't look at her with those smart-looking darting bright eyes.." There is only one thing for it he figures. He has to duplicate Archibald. But how?
About the Author
Geraldine Ryan-Lush has written widely in the children's literature field. She holds a B.A.(Ed.) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has been a teacher, reviewer, and author of books for the past fifteen years. Her work has garnered acclaim from experts in the children's literature field nationally and internationally, for her realistic entertaining books based on the premise that the genesis of literacy for young children is teaching, inspiring, shaping and entertaining in the context of the experiences of the total child.
Her awards/honours include include American Booksellers's "Pick of the Lists" selection, School Library Lournal, N.Y. Review Pick selection, and the Merit Magazine Studio Award. Her books are circulated in North America, Germany, U.K., Austrailia, East Indies, Mexico and Japan. A profile of Geraldine and her work recently appeared
in an American reference source citated for excellence by the American Library Association. She Lives in St. John's.
J.Keith Fraser is a previously published cartoonist with several books to his credit.