Quentin Blake is one of the most celebrated children’s book illustrators working today, having illustrated more than three hundred books by such authors as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, and Roald Dahl. A prolific writer of books for children himself, Quentin Blake was appointed the first Children’s Laureate of England in 1999.
Uncle and his friends defend the labyrinthine regions of castle Homeward from the Badfort baddies. “A classic of British nonsense…. And a most elegant nonsense it is, utterly silly and deeply sophisticated at the same time.” —Newsday
The madcap drawings of illustration-superstar Quentin Blake perfectly capture the silly and skewed world of Uncle, a fabulously rich elephant who oversees the denizens of his labyrinthine estate and fends off the attacks of his enemies, the hapless Badfort crowd. Read one of the bedtime-length stories in this book and join the cult of Uncle!