Frank and the Black Hamster of Narkiz: By Livi Michael. Puffin audiobooks ISBN 0-14-180381-9 2002 (3hrs)

‘Oh, where is he taking me?’ Frank moaned, but soon there was no time to think, all his energies were concentrated on keeping up. Here and there he found droppings among the chippings of stone and pot beneath his feet. ‘Rats’, he thought, ‘or mice. Or maybe other hamsters that had been lured.’ If ever Frank needed his motto it was now…..
Most hamsters are gentle, timid creatures, easily tamed and happy to be left alone. But some hamsters are different and Frank is one of them. Frank is a hamster with a mission. Frank’s motto is ‘courage’ and this is a story about a time when Frank needed to use this motto.