Uncle Ronald

Uncle Ronald

Written by: Doyle, Brian
ages 9 to 13 / grades 4 to 8

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Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, and a Horn Book Fanfare Selection

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, 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 a Horn Book Fanfare Selection

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, the award-winning Uncle Ronald is one of Brian Doyle's most emotionally powerful novels.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Oct 1, 1996
Specifications 168 pages | 4.94 in x 7.5 in
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Written By Brian Doyle is the award-winning author of many beloved children's books. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec.
Written By
Brian Doyle is the award-winning author of many beloved children's books. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec.
Audience ages 9 to 13 / grades 4 to 8

Winner, ABA "Pick of the Lists", 1997

Winner, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 1997

Winner, Fanfare Selection from the Horn Book, 1997

Winner, Mr. Christie's Book Award, 1997

Short-listed, Hans Christian Andersen Awards, 1999

Long-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, 1999

“...the freshness of the writing, the richness of the cast, and the resilience of the comedy will draw the author's fans.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“[Doyle] is at the top of his form in Uncle Ronald, with all his trademark skills well hones and in tight control.” —Resource Links

“...a courageous novel that leads you through the darkness and out into the light; a novel that makes you laugh and cry, as only Doyle, Brian can.” —Books in Canada

“...this is a tender, sad and wonderful book.” —Globe and Mail

“A not-to-be-missed read - for the evocation of setting, for the genuine feel of the lively local stories, and for the sheer joy of Doyle's prose.” —Horn Book

“Doyle has a wonderful grasp of time and place. His unique storytelling voice weaves sound, sight...into an unusual whole.” —School Library Journal

“I can't think of a better book for a child who needs a sense of comfort and hope for the future.” —Canadian Children's Literature - CBRA

“This is vintage Doyle: the author at his best, and the reader fully satisfied.” —Montreal Gazette