My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve.


Al Chaudhury is a little boy on a mission and he’s taking his hamster with him.


From the title to the very last line, Time Travelling with a Hamster will make you smile. Full of heart and humour, it is a hilarious tale about the dangers of time-travel. Touching, fun and exciting by turns, this debut from Ross Welford, has taken Children’s fiction by storm.


On Al Chaudhury's twelfth birthday his beloved Grandpa Byron gives him a letter from Al's late father. In it Al receives a mission: travel back to 1984 in a secret time machine and save his father's life. Al soon discovers that time travel requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, setting his school on fire and ignoring philosophical advice from Grandpa Byron. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer...


A hit with readers when it debuted as Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Month, Time Travelling with a Hamster is a sweet, life-affirming tale that can’t fail to captivate, an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in Children’s fiction.


HarperCollins Publishers

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

SKU: 9780008156312