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Uncle - Red Fox Summer Collection Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up

Written by J. P. Martin

Uncle - Red Fox Summer Collection Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up Synopsis

Uncle is a millionaire elephant who wears a purple dressing gown and 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. Includes: Uncle, and Uncle Cleans Up

Uncle - Red Fox Summer Collection Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up Press Reviews

Spellbinding * TLS *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099411413
Publication date: 27th July 2000
Author: J. P. Martin
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages

About J. P. Martin

J.P.Martin was born in Scarborough in 1879. He became a Methodist minister in 1902 and served as a missionary in South Africa and as an army chaplain in Palestine in 1918 at the time when Allenby and T.E. Lawrence overwhelmed the Turks. J.P.Martin and his wife Nancy moved circuits every three years and worked among miners and slum dwellers, as well as among the comfortably off. He started telling the Uncle stories before the First World War and in 1934 the writers Stella Martin and R.N Currey urged him to write them down; it took thirty years before ...

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