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Adelaide, a kangaroo with wings, discovers that her unique anatomy and abilities bring her fame and fortune in Paris.

Review:

"Phaidon continues its reissue program of Ungerer's work with the 1959 story of a kangaroo born with wings, who leaves her parents to explore the wide world beyond. The artwork has been color-corrected in this edition and the text updated; matching the restraint of Ungerer's storytelling is a simplified palette of pale blue and brown, well suited both to the desert in which Adelaide grows up and to the streets of Paris where she makes her home, becoming a stage performer, pulling off a daring rescue, and eventually falling in love and starting a family of her own. Certain details — a pilot's biplane, a 'rich maharajah' riding an elephant, a 1920s-era taxicab — will seem quaint, but others transcend the decades. (Air travelers will empathize with the thorough inspection Adelaide receives from French customs officials, as one shoves a hand into her pouch.) It's a story about realizing one's potential and making use of one's gifts, no matter how unusual — an evergreen message if ever there was one. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714860831
Author:
Ungerer, Tomi
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
K
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Phaidon continues its reissue program of Ungerer's work with the 1959 story of a kangaroo born with wings, who leaves her parents to explore the wide world beyond. The artwork has been color-corrected in this edition and the text updated; matching the restraint of Ungerer's storytelling is a simplified palette of pale blue and brown, well suited both to the desert in which Adelaide grows up and to the streets of Paris where she makes her home, becoming a stage performer, pulling off a daring rescue, and eventually falling in love and starting a family of her own. Certain details — a pilot's biplane, a 'rich maharajah' riding an elephant, a 1920s-era taxicab — will seem quaint, but others transcend the decades. (Air travelers will empathize with the thorough inspection Adelaide receives from French customs officials, as one shoves a hand into her pouch.) It's a story about realizing one's potential and making use of one's gifts, no matter how unusual — an evergreen message if ever there was one. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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