by James Heneghan,Bruce McBayillustrated by Geraldo Valério
A bit of black humour for kids who will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek tales of Uncle Possum in the Nannycatch Meadows. Poor Uncle Possum! Or should we say: poor animal folk of Nannycatch who have to put up with him.
Themes: humour, environment,animals, environmental destruction
- Finalist for the Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice) 2008
- Honourable Mention from The Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design in Canada 2006
“If I could keep only one of these books, it would be Nannycatch Chronicles...These animal stories with a difference will appeal to any child developing a sardonic sense of humour.” TES Magazine
James Heneghan is one of Canada's most celebrated authors of fiction for young people. His award-winning books often tell the stories of teenagers struggling to overcome personal difficulties and have been applauded for their story-telling.
Bruce McBay is a school teacher interested in writing books for reluctant readers.
Geraldo Valério has illustrated many award-winning picture books published in his native Brazil as well as Portugal, the United States and Canada. He lives in Toronto.