The Hannibal the hamster books are, in my opinion, forgotten gems. The covers have a very 1970s look to them with rather ugly orange spines (sorry – I don’t like orange) but the books inside are illustrated by Ladybird golden-age artist John Berry and have all the quality you’d expect from his work. They are written by Raymond Howe. The books are a lovely blend of fact-filled story-telling – so educational but also engaging. Hannibal keeps escaping from his owners and having adventures among the flora and fauna of Britain before getting home again to his nice warm cage. Berry based many of his illustration on this family, home and children.
There were 6 books in the series and this a set of them all. They have matt boards and range in condition from Very Good to Excellent – the biggest fault being that a couple have names on the preliminaries. They date from the late-1970s to early 80s. Please note – I have a few sets available so the set you buy may not be exactly the one pictured – but all the books will be of similar age and similar condition.
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