Un romanzo sulla lealtà, l'amicizia e il coraggio con un protagonista inaspettato: l'ornitorinco Albert
Albert è un gentile ornitorinco che da anni vive nello zoo di Adelaide, ma sogna di fuggirne per scoprire la vera Australia, terra promessa di pace e libertà. Ma quando si troverà effettivamente per la strada, lontano per la prima volta dalla sicurezza del suo recinto, tutto sarà molto diverso da quello che si aspettava. Nel bush australiano, da solo e con una bottiglia vuota come suo unico possesso, Albert si imbatte in un vasto assortimento di personaggi: un vombato con manie piromani, un paio di bandiccot sempre ubriachi, una milizia di canguri, orde di dingo mercuriali e un diavolo della Tasmania ex campione di pugilato. tra incontri inaspettati e ogni genere di mirabolanti avventure, il nostro improbabile eroe scoprirà una forza e una capacità di sopravvivenza che non sospettava di possedere, e capirà che spesso sono proprio i percorsi più tortuosi, e i compagni di viaggio più imprevedibili, a condurci sulla strada che il nostro destino ci ha riservato.
- ISBN: 8850242840
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 224
Holy crap, this book was AWESOME. I never thought, at age 39, that I would utter the words " The duck-billed platypus is adorable." I now have..thanks to this book. It's hard to put it into a genre, because I truly haven't read anything like it. It reminded me- a lot- of Watership Down by Richard Ad Leggi tutto
Maybe my expectations were too high for this one. It is a book about a duck billed platypus looking for old world Australia written by a lawyer from New Mexico. The only thing remotely Australian about the book is that most of the animals mentioned in the book are indigenous to Australia. It reads l Leggi tutto
This is a western, set in the bush of Australia, featuring some very unusual characters, among them a Tasmanian devil, a platypus, a wombat, some wallabies, dingoes, bandicoots, and memorably, a raccoon from California. Strange though it may seem, this is not a book for children, nor is it a story w Leggi tutto
From an uncorrected proof: Albert of Adelaide is the first novel by Howard L. Anderson. Albert is a platypus who, sick of his imprisonment there, has escaped from the zoo at Adelaide, and has taken the train to Tennant Creek in search of the “old Australia”, a land of liberty, promise and peace that Leggi tutto
I don't think I'm giving too much away by telling you that Albert is a platypus, and one I predict you will come to care enormously about. The author Howard Anderson is not from Australia, but describes the desert wilderness of Northern Australia as if he were as familiar as a native with the desert Leggi tutto
Who'da thunk a meandering tale of an escaped platypus would be so touching? It was refreshing to see an adventure story that wasn't hopped up on speed, bombarding you with explosions and evildoers thwarting the hero at every turn. Quite a lot of Albert's story was spent wandering the Outback contemp Leggi tutto
A unique book, unexpectedly full of social commentary and observations on the volatile nature of the human condition. Yet, there are no humans in this book, which augments both its enjoyability as well as the statements Anderson attempts to make. In a nutshell, Albert is a platypus seeking Old Austra Leggi tutto
Albert of Adelaide is everything "Rango" could've been if Rango wasn't "Chinatown" for kids, or rather if the "Wind in the Willows" took place in Australia. Though the time frame is not entirely clear, which I interpreted as a tribute to the Aboriginal concept of Dream Time, there is an implication
I've read books that have had talking animals that were for kids (i.e. the Redwall, & Narnia series, and books like "Watership Down"), but this is the first book that I have read where the story had talking animals while at the same time targeted to adults. At least, I don't recall animals drinking
I think this book comes across better if you know the poetry of Banjo Patterson . In many ways the story in the second half is weak, though the first part of the book was enjoyable enough. It is part travel, part western, and part something else that I am sure I don't know what. Some type of referenc Leggi tutto
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