Uncle Daddy

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Uncle Daddy
AuthorRalph Fletcher
GenreYoung Adult
PublisherClarion Books
Publication date
April 1, 2001
Media typePrint (Hardcover)

Uncle Daddy is a young adult novel written by Ralph Fletcher, first published in 2001. It won a Christopher Medal in the Books for Young People, ages 10–12 category in 2002.

Plot summary[change | change source]

River's father left his wife and son when the son is three years old. He goes out to get a pizza and does not come back. His mother's uncle moves in and becomes "Uncle Daddy". Rivers is living a normal life for a nine year old boy when his father returns after being gone for six years. The return of Rivers father threatens to tear the family apart until Uncle Daddy has a near fatal heart attack. Rivers and his parents come together to support Uncle Daddy.

Awards[change | change source]

Uncle Daddy won a Christopher Medal in the Books for Young People, ages 10–12 category in 2002.[1][2]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "The Christophers, Inc". Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  2. Cara Falcetti; Blanchard, Mary Warner (2006). Poets for Young Adults: Their Lives and Works. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-313-32884-6.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

References[change | change source]

  • Sutton, Roger (July–August 2001). Horn Book Magazine. 77 (4): 450. ISSN 0018-5078. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  • Piehler, Heide (May 2001). "Uncle Daddy (Book Review)". School Library Journal. 47 (5): 149. ISSN 0362-8930.
  • Hurst, Carol Otis (August–September 2001). "Into the Unknown". Teaching Pre K-8. 32 (1): 110. ISSN 0891-4508.
  • Johnson, Nancy J (March 1, 2002). "Intergenerational". Reading Teacher: 602. ISSN 0034-0561.

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