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    Albert of Adelaide (Hardback) By (author) Howard L. Anderson

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    DescriptionWhat does it take to become a hero? Albert has escaped from the Adelaide Zoo to go in search of the 'old Australia', somewhere in the desert, north of Adelaide, a 'Promised Land' that he's heard so much about from other animals. Unusually, Albert is a duck-billed platypus. Four days north of Alice Springs and carrying nothing other than an old, almost empty soft-drink bottle, Albert has no idea where he's going. One thing he does know, though; if he doesn't find water fast, he's going to be in all sorts of trouble. But when all seems lost, he comes across a wombat by a campfire who offers him a cup of tea. And so begin Albert's adventures, during which he meets two drunk, wise-cracking bandicoots (Roger and Alvin), a wrestling Tasmanian Devil (called Muldoon), escapes from a burning hotel (set alight by his good friend the pyromaniac wombat Jack) after a very lucky streak at two-up, and runs for his life from the dingoes. Charming, funny and entrancing, Albert of Adelaide is a novel of mateship, adventure and honour.

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    Albert of Adelaide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Howard L. Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Weight: 366 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742379029
    ISBN 10: 1742379028

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.60
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 July 2012
    Publication City/Country