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The Amazing Adventures of Albert and His Flying Machine

The Amazing Adventures of Albert and His Flying Machine

by Thomas Sant, Dee De Rosa (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal
A $1000 inheritance is just what Albert needs to fulfill his dream of buying a one-person hovercraft. His parents are dubious, but he convinces them that it is really an investment. The hovercraft arrives as a kit, and Albert's first assembly attempt results in a machine that wants to dig its way into the ground, not glide over it. Once it is working properly, Albert starts using it to deliver morning papers, and his sleepy Ohio town wakes up to a rash of UFO sightings. A more earnest than intelligent policeman pursues the craft with disastrous results. A flood provides Albert with the opportunity to be a hero, show the virtues of his Zephyrcar, and earn the thanks of the town. Albert tells his story with wit and shows readers the town's characters and his family through his 12-year-old eyes. His relationship with his sister, gruesome Greta, will be familiar to any sane kid coping with a teenage sibling. Readers who enjoy humor will find this somewhere between Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Dutton, 1972) and McCloskey's Homer Price (Viking, 1943) .--Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 5.82(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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