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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'What 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 begins 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.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 278p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: July 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742379029 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Twelve , 2013 .
      1440009259273912982.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online
      Extent: xiv, 226 pagesp.
      Edition info: First trade edition
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9781455509614

Works about this Work

Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 34) The Saturday Age , 14 July 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
More Surreal than Fur Real in 'Old Australia' Allegory Tom Gilling , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
Untitled Brittany Vonow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
How Much Can a Platypus Bear? Mark Thomas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 August 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 34) The Saturday Age , 14 July 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
More Surreal than Fur Real in 'Old Australia' Allegory Tom Gilling , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
Untitled Brittany Vonow , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
How Much Can a Platypus Bear? Mark Thomas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 August 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Albert of Adelaide Howard L. Anderson 2012 single work novel
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