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Vandana Singh’s first book, Younguncle Comes to Town, was an instant classic of children’s literature. Now, in this highly anticipated follow-up, Younguncle finds himself on an adventure in the mountains of India.
In Younguncle in the Himalayas, our protagonist arrives with his family at the gloomy, mysterious Hotel Pine-Away and soon discovers that their mountain holiday is going
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Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 15th 2005 by Zubaan Books / Penguin India (first published 2005)
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Sahir D'souza.
Let me begin by saying: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK.
Ok. Why?
This book, unusually for a sequel, is better than the first book (‘Younguncle Comes to Town’). It’s hilarious. Younguncle and his rather eccentric family decide to spend the Pooja (a.k.a Divali) holidays in the Himalayas. They are put up in the mysterious and spooky Hotel Pine-Away. Younguncle makes friends with a troupe of spiritualists – the Quantum Bananas, followers of the Great Keladas – who have come to the hills fo
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Skedatt
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
While the first book Younguncle Comes to Town was a series of short stories outlining the escapades of Younguncle, this story is a complete story in and of itself. It was a delightful read that my boys and I really enjoyed. Alas, there are only two books about Younguncle.

Can I say that I love the way that she uses words? I love it. Her sense of humor is right up our alley. For example, the baby is old enough to walk and young enough to just begin using certain sounds but not really speak
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I didn't like this one as well as I did the first book, Younguncle Comes to Town. I think it was the Quantum Banana spiritualists that did it--a bit over the top. I loved the hotel and the ghosts, and if the story had just been about that, I think I would have been happier. Still, I enjoyed reading about how Younguncle helps the village women and other characters in the story. He reminds me of Mullah Nasruddin of Middle Eastern folklore. I hope Singh writes more of these books!
Harini Srinivasan
Feb 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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Not great, but a pleasant read. The tone is light and amusing, which is great, but the adventure part would have worked better, I think, if the intensity had been stepped up at the appropriate moments.
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Vandana Singh is an Indian science fiction writer. She currently works at Framingham State University in Massachusetts.

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