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The great pet escape, Victoria Jamieson

Label
The great pet escape
Title
The great pet escape
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Jamieson
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young graphic novel chapter book about the escape escapades of class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School"--
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Intermediate Book Category, 2020.
Review
  • Grades 3-5 /* Starred Review */ For the hamster known as George Washington (GW, for short), there is no greater prison than the second grade classroom. For three months, GW has been plotting and scheming, waiting patiently for things to fall into place so he can finally break free from the joint. It takes some effort to convince fellow prisoners Barry and Biter to join him—they actually seem to like it there—but a well-laid guilt trip does the trick. On the brink of freedom, the three rodents run up against the biggest obstacle of all, Harriet the mouse. She and her minions have a taste for destruction, but will GW have a change of heart and stop Harriet’s mad plan to ruin the school? Told with a wickedly sharp sense of humor, Jamieson’s latest delivers a madcap adventure that is sure to please young readers. The hilariously expressive rodents guarantee laughs from page one with plenty of slapstick humor and pointed one-liners. Jamieson makes excellent use of a variety of panel sizes to maximize the action, and the liberal use of bright color adds extra visual punch. -- Hayes, Summer (Reviewed 3/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 14, p47)
  • Gr 1–3—George Washington, or "GW" for short, may look like a sweet, innocent classroom hamster, but little do the second graders at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School know that he's the inventor of the Sunflower Seed Slingshot and the Rodent Catapult Transportation Device, both of which are going to help him and his fellow inmates—Barry the rabbit (serving time in first grade) and Biter the world's toughest guinea pig (doing a stint in kindergarten)—escape to freedom. Unfortunately, when GW finally liberates his rodent pals, a gang of surly mice threaten their plans. Jamieson, author and illustrator of Roller Girl (Dial, 2015), here presents a giggle-worthy tale for younger readers and those just venturing into graphic novels. Easy-to-follow panels, complemented by several spreads, explode off the page with her bright and cheery palette. Visual humor abounds, from GW's gallant attempts at sword fighting with the mouse leader (using a broken piece of uncooked spaghetti) to Biter's confession that, while in kindergarten, she's found a way to channel her anger issues through meditation. VERDICT Hand this charmingly goofy graphic novel to chapter book readers who enjoy Dav Pilkey's works, Cyndi Marko's "Kung Pow Chicken" series (Scholastic), and Geoffrey Hayes's "Benny and Penny" books (TOON.)—Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal --Kiera Parrott (Reviewed 02/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 2, p77)
  • Classroom pets have a wild night in the halls of Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary. George "GW" Washington the hamster has languished in the prison that is second grade for over three months, and he finally has everything he needs to break out. After the students are gone, he escapes and frees his old buddy Barry the bunny, held in first grade…but then they must brave the worst cellblock, kindergarten, to free their old pal Biter the guinea pig. However, Biter has gone through a slight transformation thanks to exposure to daily happy singing and a shared learning community; she does yoga and calls herself Sunflower now. Just as they are strategizing their escape from the building, Harriet, one of the fourth-grade white mice, informs them that upper-grade pets rule the school. With the muscle (and questionable appetites) of Lucinda the fifth-grade snake, Harriet captures the trio and relocks them up. Can they escape and save the children from Harriet's evil scheme? Graphic novelist Jamieson aims for a younger crowd than Roller Girl's (2015) with this slightly sarcastic and totally loony tale of friendship and the quest for freedom…which turns out to not be what GW thought it would be. Refreshingly, she doesn't rely on such tired graphic tropes as extra-long eyelashes to set her female characters apart. Guaranteed fun for young readers, who will eye their classroom pets with some suspicion in the future. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2016)
Assigning source
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Awards note
Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee, 2017-2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484114
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jamieson, Victoria
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
LC call number
  • PN6727.J365
  • PZ7.7.J36
LC item number
  • G74 2016
  • Gr 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
  • 2.8
  • 2.8.
  • 2.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pets on the loose!
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pets
  • Schools
  • Escapes
  • Humorous stories
  • Graphic novels
  • Pets
  • Schools
  • Escapes
  • Humorous stories
  • Escapes
  • Humorous stories
  • Pets
  • Schools
Target audience
primary
Label
The great pet escape, Victoria Jamieson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The great pet escape -- v. 2. The great art caper
Control code
ocn904801119
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9781627791069
Lccn
2015003257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904801119
Label
The great pet escape, Victoria Jamieson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The great pet escape -- v. 2. The great art caper
Control code
ocn904801119
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
63 pages
Isbn
9781627791069
Lccn
2015003257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904801119

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