Uncle Stories by J. P. Martin
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Uncle Stories
By J. P. Martin

Uncle Stories

Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up

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Uncle Stories by J. P. Martin

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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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099411413
ISBN-10: 0099411415
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author J. P. Martin

Uncle by J. P. Martin Uncle, Paperback (August 2013)

Uncle is a millionaire elephant who has a B A and wears a purple dressing gown. He 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.

Uncle Cleans Up by J. P. Martin Uncle Cleans Up, Hardback (June 2008)

Uncle will need all the help he can get from his faithful assistant Old Monkey and from Goodman the literate cat-and possibly a wizard's spell-to get through the mess created from the celebrations of their triumph over Badfort.

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Author Biography - 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 they got them accepted by Jonathan Cape in the satire rich sixties. Reviewers welcomed each of the six books as they were published between 1964 and 1973 with comparisons to Edward Lear and Alice. The Observer described him as 'a master in the great English nonsense tradition.' J.P.Martin was 84 when Uncle was published and he charmed everyone on radio and television. He was able to enjoy his late success before he died two years later in 1966.

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