Uncle Daddy

Ralph Fletcher

Edward Lewis (Narrator)

08-01-02

2hrs 14min

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08-01-02

2hrs 14min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“A wonderful story of love, patience, tolerance and acceptance.” Children’s Literature

Rivers’ real father left him and his mom six years ago, and Uncle Daddy has been taking care of Rivers in all the ways a dad cares for a son—even teaching him how to play baseball.

When his real father returns, Rivers is confused and angry. He had always thought that he’d express his anger at his father by socking him in the stomach. Now, face-to-face with his father, Rivers experiences feelings that are more complicated than he’d imagined. Will the reappearance of his dad affect his relationship with Uncle Daddy?

This heartfelt story, told from the point of view of a nine-and-a-half-year-old boy, is filled with insight and touches of humor. 

Praise

“A wonderful story of love, patience, tolerance and acceptance.” Children’s Literature

“A reassuring picture of forgiveness and acceptance within a family.”  School Library Journal

“This refreshingly gentle and reassuring portrait of family dynamics will appeal to those who eschew grim contemporary realism.”  Booklist

“Fletcher is often insightful and his protagonist funny and winning. In this age of step and other nontraditional family groupings, the story should reassure youngsters that it’s okay to love two father figures at the same time.” Kirkus Reviews  

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Language English
Release Day Jul 31, 2002
Release Date August 1, 2002
Release Date Machine 1028160000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Family Life, Children/YA, YA
Author Bio
Ralph Fletcher

Ralph Fletcher is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, from picture books to the illustrated chapter book Tommy Trouble and the Magic Marble to poetry collections for teenagers. His previous novels for middle-grade readers include Fig Pudding; Spider Boy, an ALA Notable Book; and Flying Solo, which received a starred review from ALA Booklist. His books have appeared on many state award lists. Ralph lives with his family in New Hampshire.

Narrator Bio
Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis (a.k.a. David Hilder) is a stage, film, and television actor. He has narrated unabridged audiobooks for over eighteen years and has recorded more than two hundred titles, spanning works of fiction and nonfiction.

Overview

Rivers’ real father left him and his mom six years ago, and Uncle Daddy has been taking care of Rivers in all the ways a dad cares for a son—even teaching him how to play baseball.

When his real father returns, Rivers is confused and angry. He had always thought that he’d express his anger at his father by socking him in the stomach. Now, face-to-face with his father, Rivers experiences feelings that are more complicated than he’d imagined. Will the reappearance of his dad affect his relationship with Uncle Daddy?

This heartfelt story, told from the point of view of a nine-and-a-half-year-old boy, is filled with insight and touches of humor. 

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