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Alexander's Outing

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The usual Pamela Allen rhythms and rhymes. This book is set in Sydney with a back drop of the Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park and the Archibald Fountain. A great gift for friends and family overseas with young children. A young duckling finds himself separated from his family in the park when he falls down a hole. A group of people from the park come together to save him.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published by Puffin
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The story of an duckling, named Alexander, who straggled behind the group and fell down hole in the street. A variety of methods are used to attempt to save poor Alexander, before an impetuous small boy pours his drink down the hole which highlights the perfect method of saving the young duck.

One of the relatively few children's books with a real-life setting - which means if you go to Sydney you could actually go to the Botanic Gardens where Alexander lives, walk along Art Gallery Road and acro
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Sep 04, 2012 Lynn Kyle-smyth rated it it was amazing
My children were treated to Pamela Allens books by my cousin who was on a world tour. A brilliant book of childhood common sense! LOVED IT!
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I just finished using this book in a lesson plan for Uni, it is such a charming story and teaches many lessons
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Pamela Allen, born in April 1934, in Devonport, New Zealand[1] is a children's writer and illustrator. She has published over 30 picture books since 1980, when she moved to Australia. Eight of her books have been adapted for the stage by The Patch Theatre Company and performed at the Sydney Opera House. Pamela currently lives in Auckland.

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