Uncle, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781590172391

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Uncle is our 1001 Children's Books You Must Read book group's latest read. It's a book that never appeared on my radar until I saw it on this list. It's a story, I suspect, that kids will love more than adults, but, as I'm the rare adult who hasn't quite grown up yet, I adored it. Uncle is an elephant and he and his friends are fighting a constant guerrilla war with a group of his enemies who are jealous of Uncle's power and influence and riches. It's very, very fun, with each group pranking the other, slinging little arrows at the other, and just trying to get the other group to yield and cry...well, uncle.

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