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Uncle Terrible by Nancy Willard
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Apr 28, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, children-s-books
Read from April 24 to 27, 2012

Uncle Terrible is a friend of the family. He teaches high school Latin, collects comic books and movie memorabilia, and is called Uncle Terrible because he’s so terribly nice. Anatole goes to visit Uncle Terrible in his New York apartment, little suspecting that he will soon be shrinking to the size of a cockroach, meeting Mother Nature, traveling with a skeletal mule, and playing a life-and-death game of checkers with an evil wizard to save his friends.

Uncle Terrible is an incredibly imaginative story; it is reminiscent of the best of George MacDonald, E. Nesbit, and Lewis Carroll. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a children’s fantasy book like I have Uncle Terrible, and I recommend it highly as a quick read for children and adults.

5/5 stars

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