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Uncle (Paperback)
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Uncle (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 31/08/2013
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Uncle is a millionaire elephant who has a B.A. and wears a purple dressing gown. He lives in a labyrinth of skyscrapers connected by water chutes, lifts and railways, and littered with oil lakes, walls of sweets and towers of treacle. He and his followers amuse themselves by exploring his home and falling into adventures with its inhabitants, a collection of lunatics, dwarfs and ghosts. Uncle also frequently fights with the inhabitants of neighbouring Badfort, among them the repulsive Jellytussles (a quivering blob) and the cowardly Hitmouse.

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
ISBN: 9781782950066
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A riot of nonsense and adventure, may well become a classic in the great English nonsense tradition" * Observer *
"Joyously surreal, set in landscapes full of toffee, deferential choirs of badgers, heavenly water-slides and velvet chairs . . . Their pachydermous protagonist governs a benevolent plutocracy- but the books' great joy is the frequent sly and subtle lampooning of his capitalist pomp" * Guardian *
"Joyously surreal, set in landscapes full of toffee, deferential choirs of badgers, heavenly water-slides and velvet chairs . . . Their pachydermous protagonist governs a benevolent plutocracy- but the books' great joy is the frequent sly and subtle lampooning of his capitalist pomp" * Guardian *
"The books are very funny, installing a large cast of unlikely characters . . . in a world of mildly squiffy logic . . . And the illustrations are among Quentin Blake's best work, scrawls and splotches that finally and unarguably distil character. But most important, this is political satire of a high order - Animal Farm for pre-teens, but wittier and more relevant to our own world" * Independent *
"If there was ever a children's series generating fanatical, "cult" adoration, this is it. And deservedly so." * Guardian *

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