Uncle (novel)

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Uncle
Uncle.gif
First edition cover.
AuthorJ. P. Martin
IllustratorQuentin Blake
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
SeriesThe Uncle series
PublisherJonathan Cape
Publication date
1964
Media typePrint
Pages160
Followed byUncle Cleans Up 

Uncle (1964) is a children's novel written by J. P. Martin, the first book of six forming the Uncle series.[1] It is named after the main character, a rich philanthropic elephant who lives in a huge fantastical castle populated by many other eccentric animals and people. It was illustrated, like the others in the series, by Quentin Blake.

Plot summary[edit]

A traction engine, Uncle's favourite mode of transport, as most suited to the dignity of an elephant

The book introduces the main characters in the series; Uncle, his helpers, including the Old Monkey, Cloutman, Gubbins and the One-Armed Badger, and his enemies, the Badfort crowd, including Beaver Hateman, Sigismund Hateman, Nailrod Hateman, Filljug Hateman, Jellytussle, Hootman and Hitmouse.

Reprint[edit]

The book was reprinted in paperback in 2000 by Red Fox (ISBN 0099411415). It was reprinted in a facsimile hardback edition by the New York Review of Books in 2007 and again in 2009 (ISBN 1590172396).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, J. P. (1964). Uncle (1 ed.). London: Jonathan Cape.