UNCLE FEDYA, HIS DOG, AND HIS CAT by Eduard Uspensky

UNCLE FEDYA, HIS DOG, AND HIS CAT

by , translated by , illustrated by
Age Range: 5 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

 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. Willfully deserting his parents' city apartment, he moves in with a talking cat and dog, a tractor that runs on soup, and a portable plug-in sun, while also attracting still more quirky animals and a recalcitrant postal carrier to his doorstep in rural Milkville. Meanwhile, his frantic parents follow every lead in their quest to find their missing boy. B&w illustrations in an old-fashioned European style provide frequent breaks throughout. 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)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-679-82064-7
Page count: 138pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1993




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