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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 O Mundo Perdido de Timor-Leste : A Viagem de Um Menino E Um Crocodilo Através Do Tempo
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An East Timorese boy goes with a crocodile for a trip back in time millions of years to see how the region was created and to learn about geology and extinct sea creatures. They go under water and to Australia, where they see dinosaurs. Then they return to Timor-Leste, where they watch the Timor island be 'born' as it appears from beneath the waves. The book is very informative, but told in the form of a story.


  • This work has also been translated into French and Slovenian.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is partially set in East Timor, and has been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Portuguese
    • Clayton, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Monash Science Centre , 2009 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: illus.
      • In simple Portuguese. This work was subsequently published in complex Portuguese as well.
Alternative title: 奥芒多,珀蒂都, 东帝汶: 男孩与鳄鱼一同穿越时空去揭示东帝汶的漫长历史粤语
Alternative title: Aomangduo, Podidu, Dongdiwen : nan hai yu e yu yi tong chuan yue shi kong qu jie shi Dongdiwen de man chang li shi
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

Ramos Horta Books 'em The Heckler , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 July 2010; (p. 22)
Ramos Horta Books 'em The Heckler , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 July 2010; (p. 22)
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