Uncle Leo’s Adventures in the Sahara Forests

by Yannets Levi

  • Category Red Turtle
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Red Turtle
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3483-7
  2. Pages: 86 pages
  3. Date: June 2015


‘Uncle Leo,’ I said, ‘are your clothes new or do you also get hand-me-downs?’
‘I bought my suspenders and shirt two years ago, but these pants are more
than two hundred years old.’
‘How can those pants be more than two hundred years old?’ I asked.
‘I’ll tell you about it,’ said Uncle Leo.

Uncle Leo is no ordinary uncle, he’s one-of-a-kind—he’s an adventurer, a traveller, a magician, all rolled into one. Join him as he tells Andy and his brother Graham all about his adventures in the Sahara forests—from being
cursed to sleep for two hundred years to living with the giant Imama birds and learning how to fly; from meeting the highly advanced Robotov-48, foreman of the robot factory, to travelling to the land of Fastonia: where people live their entire lives in only one day!

Funny and endearing, the fifth book in the Uncle Leo series brings to life the magic of storytelling, accompanied by lively and colourful illustrations.


Yannets Levi has written books and for television. Born in Israel to a family of storytellers, he remembers being surrounded by stories ever since he was a kid, told by his parents, uncles and aunts.

His Uncle Leo’s Adventures series is one of Israel’s most popular children’s book series and has sold more than 450,000 copies in Israel alone. The series has also been published in the Czech Republic, South Korea and Japan. He has also written another children’s series, Mrs Rosebud is No Monster, and two books for adults.

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