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Albert of Adelaide: A Novel

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"Having escaped from Australia's Adelaide Zoo, an orphaned platypus named Albert embarks on a journey through the outback in search of "Old Australia," a rumored land of liberty, promise, and peace. What he will find there, however, away from the safe confinement of his enclosure for the first time since his earliest memories, proves to be a good deal more than he anticipated. Alone in the outback, with an empty soft drink bottle as his sole possession, Albert stumbles upon pyromaniacal wombat Jack, and together they spend a night drinking and gambling in Ponsby Station, a rough-and-tumble mining town. Accused of burning down the local mercantile, the duo flees into menacing dingo territory and quickly go their separate ways-Albert to pursue his destiny in the wastelands, Jack to reconcile his past. Encountering a motley assortment of characters along the way-a pair of invariably drunk bandicoots, a militia of kangaroos, hordes of the mercurial dingoes, and a former prize-fighting Tasmanian devil-our unlikely hero will discover a strength and skill for survival he never suspected he possessed."--Dust jacket.
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subject_facetAdventure stories
Australia -- Fiction
Platypus -- Australia -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Zoo animals -- Australia -- Fiction
title_displayAlbert of Adelaide
title_fullAlbert of Adelaide / Howard L. Anderson
Albert of Adelaide A Novel
title_shortAlbert of Adelaide
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Platypus
Survival
Thriller
Zoo animals