cover image Freddy in Peril

Freddy in Peril

Dietlof Reiche. Scholastic Press, $16.95 (202pp) ISBN 978-0-439-53155-9

A mad scientist threatens to exploit the literary talents of the titular hero of Freddy in Peril: Book Two in the Golden Hamster Saga by Dietlof Reiche, illus. by Joe Cepeda. As in I, Freddy, the tawny hamster narrates, often jumping ahead or back in the story. In addition to the heroes from the first book, a cat named Sabrina and a legion of sewer rats come to Freddy's aid.