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by Brian Doyle

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Brian Doyle
ISBN: 0888992661
ISBN13: 978-0888992666
Language: English
Publisher: Groundwood Books; 1st Edition edition (February 28, 1997)
Pages: 144
Fb2 eBook: 1533 kb
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Brian Doyle (born 12 August 1935) is a Canadian writer of novels and short stories. His children's books have been adapted into movies and plays. Many of his stories are drawn from his experiences growing up in the Ottawa area

Brian Doyle (born 12 August 1935) is a Canadian writer of novels and short stories. Many of his stories are drawn from his experiences growing up in the Ottawa area. He was awarded the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in 2005 and was twice a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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Brilliantly combining humor and tragedy, the award-winning Uncle Ronald is one of Brian Doyle's most emotionally powerful novels.

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, and. Brilliantly combining humor and tragedy, the award-winning Uncle Ronald is one of Brian Doyle's most emotionally powerful novels.

In Uncle Ronald, a 112-year-old man recalls the challenges and joys of his twelfth summer

Old Mickey is one hundred and twelve years old. He can't remember what he ate for lunch today, but he can remember every detail of what happened one hundred years ago, when he and his mother ran away from his violent father to take refuge in the hills north of Ottawa. Brilliantly combining humor and tragedy, Uncle Ronald is one of Brian Doyle's most emotionally powerful novels.

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Brian Doyle is a Canadian writer whose children's books have been adapted into both movies and plays. Doyle's books take place in both historical and contemporary periods and his sense of humour is considered one of his most appealing features. His writings evoke a strong sense of location, reflecting urban Ottawa and the

Uncle Ronald and Covered Bridgedraw on Brian Doyle's childhood memories of the Ottawa Valley. Writing in Books for Young People, Eva Martin called Doyle "one of the most daring and experimental writers of young-adult novels. He deals with the most sensitive of issues-race, violence, anti-social activity of all sorts-with a tongue-in-cheek humor that never denigrates the human spirit. Writing in Magpies, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen concluded, "Perhaps Doyle's most extraordinary feat is that there is never a sense of design or message or moralising.

A 112-year-old man, Mickey recalls the summer, one hundred years ago, when he and his mother ran away from Mickey's abusive father and sought refuge in the Gatineau Hills with his Uncle Ronald, who comes up with an ingenious scheme to foil his father.
Comments to eBook Uncle Ronald
Arcanescar
I purchased this book at a children's book fair, after only a quick read of the back cover. I could not place this book into the hands of a child. While it is well written, the story begins with such hopelessness and sadness and abuse. There was nothing I would wish to expose my child to in the first half of the story, and so beyond that point, I read no further. If the story ends with an amazing message of redemption, perhaps it would be of value to one currently struggling with tragedy. While I would not normally review a book without reading it in full, I feel strongly the need to caution adults - read and judge prior to using this with young adults.
Pemand
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I picked it up for my son to read, but I wanted to read it first before I let him have it, and what a pleasant surprise it was. I don't generally expect too much from books geared for 10 year olds. This book is too good for a ten year old: only an adult will fully appreciate the humor. You'll read it in 2 hours, and it will be two hours well spent.
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