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DECEMBER 23, 2009
Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh

Set in India, this is a collection of adventures experienced by Younguncle (the name he has been called for as long as he can remember) that he brings back to tell his nieces and nephew. He has recently come to live with his brother's family and promises the children that he will return with another tale anytime he leaves. Younguncle is clever and manages to outwit his foes in each humorous story, never being discovered as the one who has saved the day. Filled with many references of India, including place names, foods, and clothing, makes this a nice introduction to the culture. The strange words raise the reading level, but the large text makes this appealing to reluctant readers. May also be used as a read-aloud for children through grade 6.

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