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Adelaide: The Flying Kangaroo Hardcover – March 30, 2011
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About the Author
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For a full biography see his official site - TomiUngerer.com
Tomi is a prolific artist, author and illustrator and has been awarded a wide range of prizes, accolades and honours in recognition of his work including:
- Legion d'Honneur France (1990)
- Order of the Deutsches Bundesverdienstdreuz Germany (1993)
- National Prize for Graphic Arts France (1995)
- Hans Christian Andersen Prize for children's literature (1998)
- European Prize for Culture (1999)
- Officer of the Legion d'Honneur France (2000)
- Named Goodwill Ambassador for Childhood and Education of European Council (2003)
- Erich Käistner Literary Prize (2004)
- Awarded an honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Karlsruhe (2004)
Top Customer Reviews
The most notable is the change to the ending:
The director gave her a signed paper releasing Leon. They were married soon after. Long live the happy couple! Leon and Adelaide had many children. With her fine family and good friends Adelaide was completely happy.
The director gave her a signed paper and Leon was released. Soon, they were married. Leon and Adelaide had many children - they were the most striking family of kangaroos the world had ever seen! Adelaide was truly happy and realized that her adventures could have only happened with her special set of wings."
Unfortunately, the ending has been changed (I don't know by who or why). I wish I had realized this before I bought the book new. I would have tried to find a good used copy.
we have some of his not-so-politically correct books too and they are all unique and hold my 5 year old's attention.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE ORIGINAL VERSION,THIS IS NOT IT. I know a lot of people are upset that this version of the book has a different ending that the original book. If you are looking for the original, this is not it. However, as someone who had never heard of the book until I searched the name Adelaide - I still enjoy it and find it to have a positive message for kids!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased the book for a little girl named Adelaide. Story and illustrations are fine. Nothing special except (for us) the title.Published 18 days ago by Lynn
One of the cutest books ever!!!! It's a very sweet story!Published 2 months ago by Carol A. Galland
A collection of Tomi Ungerer for my grandchildren, they love his off beat storiesPublished 18 months ago by Mark Moses
This is an adorable book about a flying kangaroo who travels the world before settling down to start her own family. Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Beth Warren