Books by Eduard Uspensky

CROCODILE GENE AND HIS FRIENDS by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although this Russian story deals with comradeship, its flat characters and flagging plot make it an imperfect companion for the solitary reader. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When lonely Crocodile Gene advertises for friends in the paper, a nondescript animal named Floptop and a little girl named Gail respond. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE WARRANTY PEOPLE by Eduard Uspensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"With roughly shifting viewpoints and a stalling plot, this tongue-in-cheek poke at Russian politics is one offering on which the warranty has lapsed. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Ever wonder why the vacuum breaks down just when the warranty runs out? Read full book review >
UNCLE FEDYA, HIS DOG, AND HIS CAT by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Loaded with cockeyed problems, absurd solutions, and a deliciously deadpan delivery, a lively read-aloud for those considering fleeing family and home. (Folklore/Fiction. 5-9)"
In this Russian tale of separation and reunion, ``Uncle Fedya''—a boy ``who could read by the time he was four and make soup by the time he was six''—sets up housekeeping. Read full book review >