Livi Michael's first children's book Frank and the Black Hamster of Narkiz was published to considerable acclaim. "A vividly imagined hamster-eye view of the human - and animal - world which deserves to shoot right to the top of the charts.' The Independent Magazine. '...told with uncanny empathy, describes the world through hamster eyes; but it's also about freedom and captivity, and how surprisingly difficult it is to choose between the two.' Mail on Sunday. 'I loved it - I know children will too...original, exciting and very funny.' Jacqueline Wilson on Frank and the Black Hamster of Narkiz Since then Livi's reputation has been growing as one of the finest new children's writers in the UK. Livi lives in Oldham.