Uncle Daddy

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Uncle Daddy
Author Ralph Fletcher
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Clarion Books
Publication date
April 1, 2001
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 144
ISBN 978-0395873236
OCLC 38216537

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 2008-11-26. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  2. Cara Falcetti; Blanchard, Mary Warner (2006). Poets for Young Adults: Their Lives and Works. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. pp. p90. ISBN 0-313-32884-6.

References[change | change source]

  • Sutton, Roger (July/August 2001). Horn Book Magazine Vol. 77 (Issue 4): p450. ISSN 00185078. 
  • Piehler, Heide (May 2001). "Uncle Daddy (Book Review)". School Library Journal Vol. 47 (Issue 5): p149. ISSN 03628930. 
  • Hurst, Carol Otis (August/September 2001). "Into the Unknown". Teaching Pre K-8 Vol. 32 (Issue 1): p110. ISSN 08914508. 
  • Johnson, Nancy J (March 1, 2002). "Intergenerational". Reading Teacher: p602. ISSN 0034-0561. 

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