Younguncle in the Himalayas

Younguncle in the Himalayas

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Author: Vandana Singh
Publisher: Penguin/Puffin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 141
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189013394


When Younguncle and his family arrive at the gloomy and mysterious Hotel Pine-Away, they soon realize their holiday in the Himalayas is going to be full of action and intrigue-and anything but peaceful!

As Younguncle chats with the monkeys, debates the true nature of reality with an off-beat sect of Quantum Banana Spiritualists, the fate of the picturesque little valley hangs in the balance.

Who is the strange Rat-girl, who charms the rodents out of their hotel? Can the children and their eccentric uncle thwart the underhand schemes of city-slicker Pradeep Dalmakhni? Can Younguncle help Dalmakhni’s intended bride to escape a fate worse than death? Or has he, finally, met his match?

Meet India’s Newest and Most Engaging Literary Creation.

For all those who have been enchanted by Younguncle in the first book, this new adventure will be a delight. And if you haven’t met him before, Younguncle will be a friend for life!


Enchanting, Vandana Singh is a most promising and original young writer.
-Ursula K Le Guin, Author of the Earthsea Trilogy

One of the best children’s books this year, Younguncle Comes to Town has none of the self-consciousness you often find in adults who write for children, very plausible dilemmas and a delightful style.
-Business Standard


Heat, Monkeys and Rolling in Grain
Quantum Bananas and Hotel Arrangements
Oil and Troubled Waiters
The Himalayan Times Bravery Contest
Things that went Squeak in the Night
The Multi-Storied Two-Hundred-Year-Old Postman
The Cleverest Baby in India
Plots and Equations
Bride-to-be, or Not to be?
Lunching with Quantum Bananas
Sapna Devi Speaks Out
The Flight of the Banana
A Forest, a Feast, and a Farewell