cover image I, FREDDY


Dietlof Reiche, , illus. by Joe Cepeda, trans. by John Brownjohn. . Scholastic, $4.99 (208pp) ISBN 978-0-439-28357-1

The debut volume of the Golden Hamster Saga opens as the titular rodent begins writing his life story. "The translation captures the considerable wit of the narrative," PW said. "Spare yet comical, the line art reveals endearing views of Freddy." Ages 8-12. (Apr.)