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Rookie Book Club
April 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Kids in grades 1-3 are welcome to our discussion of Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh. Copies will be available at the library or you can reserve one HERE
Book List Review:
Set in India, this is a highly episodic, loosely plotted collection of stories about the adventures of a young eccentric whom everybody–even the protagonist’s older brother–calls Younguncle. Quick-witted and caring, Younguncle rescues his sister from an arranged marriage, foils the robbery of a tailor’s shop, recovers some stolen livestock, and generally makes things hot for unpleasant and wealthy people, of whom there seem to be quite a lot! The chief charm of these low-key stories, for American readers, is in their introduction to Indian culture, family life, lore, and legend. Born in New Delhi, the author now teaches at a college in Massachusetts
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