When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.
"When a fairy godmouse forces Whiskerella to wear glass slippers and attend balls night after night in search of a happily ever after, it's up to Princess Harriet Hamsterbone to break the spell and save the day"--
There's a thief on the loose in Tuptown, and the annual Butterfly Ball will be canceled unless someone is brought to justice. Luckily, Pigsticks has crime-fighting in his blood and a magnifying glass in his hand. Will Detective Pigsticks and his keen-eyed assistant, Harold, solve the crime in time to save the ball?
The last member of a line of explorers, unfailingly optimistic Pigsticks hires a hapless delivery hamster named Harold to be his companion for a quest that wends through jungles, deserts, and mountains in search of the Ends of the Earth.
"Tuptown is in trouble. To save it, Pigsticks and Harold must come up with a huge ransom to buy the town from greedy Sir Percival. With his piggy bank empty, Pigsticks turns to a family heirloom: the treasure map of Pigsticks's great-great-grandpig, Pirate Pigbeard. Dressed like scalawags, with a trove of swashbucklers' supplies, the daring duo sets sail. But the atmospheric (some might say "rickety") old pirate ship Pigsticks chooses can't stand...
After Joe makes a wish on an amulet and becomes the protector of undead pets, he is visited by the undead hamster Dumpling who can't move on until he reveals the truth about his death and Joe agrees to help.
Time travel runs amok as Pigsticks and his loyal sidekick commandeer a faulty time machine, catching comical glimpses of history along the way... Pigsticks' spaceship is not ready on the day of the science fair and he knows he needs just a little more time. Pigsticks then discovers his Great-Aunt Ada's working time machine and, along with Harold, travels back in time. But when the lever breaks, Pigsticks and Harold hurl through ancient times before...