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    Uncle Cleans Up (New York Review Children's Collection) (Hardback) By (author) J.P. Martin, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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    DescriptionIt is a time of rejoicing at Homeward, the Labyrinthine castle-city that is as magical as Oz and as full of wonders as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Uncle, the wise, kind, generous, and fabulously rich elephant who rules over Homeward, has joined with his many friends to celebrate their triumph over the ruffians in neighboring Badfort. Still, there's plenty of cleaning up to do in Homeward: the waterworks are tainted with vinegar, housing is scarce, and the Dwarftown Railway is terribly overcrowded-- meanwhile the Badfort crowd has devised its most diabolical plan yet. 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 this mess. "Uncle Cleans Up" displays the same subversive humor and ingenious plotting as its predecessor, "Uncle," and serves as a no less delightful introduction to J.P. Martin's fantastic world; Quentin Blake's quirky drawings accompany a tale that has been charming children and adults alike for nearly fifty years.


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    Title
    Uncle Cleans Up
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J.P. Martin, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590172766
    ISBN 10: 1590172760
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
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    DC22: FIC
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
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    B&T General Subject: 216
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV002080
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV019000
    LC classification: PZ7.M363164 UO 2008
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Illustrations note
    B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    The New York Review of Books, Inc
    Imprint name
    The New York Review Children's Collection
    Publication date
    24 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    J. P. Martin (1880--1966) was born in Yorkshire into a family of Methodist ministers. He took up the family vocation, serving when young as a missionary to a community of South African diamond miners and then, during the First World War, as an army chaplain in Palestine and Egypt, before returning to minister to parishes throughout the north of England. Martin began telling Uncle stories to entertain his children, who later asked him to write them down so that they could read them to their own children; the stories were finally published as a book in 1964, when Martin was eighty-four. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful illustrators and children's book authors. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books. He has also illustrated classic books for adults, and created his own characters such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs. Armitage. He taught at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. He has won many awards and prizes, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2005. He was appointed the first Children's Laureate in 1999.
    Review quote
    "A great comic masterpiece." -- Richard Ingrams, Oldie editor Oldie