The Inconvenient Adventures of Uncle Chestnut
Written for young readers, The Inconvenient Adventures of Uncle Chestnut contains 4 short stories told by Jack, whose Uncle Chestnut comes to take care of him while his parents are away. Whether traveling, chasing after hats, or embarking on everyday adventures, Uncle Chestnut teaches a unique perspective on life and the world to his nephew.
Based on the writings and actual events in the life of G.K. Chesterton, this fictional book presents the wit and wisdom of the British writer in a considerably easier style for young people to read. It is a simple, fun approach to introducing G.K. Chesterton to readers of all ages.
Written at a 6th grade reading level for today’s students, The Inconvenient Adventures of Uncle Chestnut draws primarily from Chesterton’s Tremendous Trifles and teaches the value of seeing everyday obstacles as exciting and unique adventures.
“I found the stories to ring very true to the spirit of Chesterton’s writings. As I read this book, my brain was playing out the stories as if they were animated cartoons. I’ve always thought Chesterton was a great living cartoon, but reading this book really proved it to me. The book is a great way to introduce Chesterton to kids and even to parents, if they don’t know anything about Chesterton. It’s also a great tribute to the man. It captures that lovable thing about Chesterton that makes you keep coming back for more.”
- Luis Escobar, Artist for The Simpsons TV show
“The best books entertain you and generate an interest in more of the same, two things that Nowak accomplishes with this book… Uncle Chestnut is a delightful character, a practitioner of popular philosophy that is often able to exhibit more wisdom than some of the most ‘learned’ people on Earth. Reading this book will certainly generate an interest in the written works of G. K. Chesterton, like the adventures of the wondrous Alice, these stories often contain more for adults than the children they are ‘supposedly’ written for.”
- Charles Ashbacher, Top 50 Reviewer on Amazon.com
“This is a book that I will reread many times. One time uplifted my spirits and taught me much, but I will needed to be reminded frequently.”
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