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The Resource Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (large print)

Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (large print)

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Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator
Title
Carrying Albert home
Title remainder
the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator
Statement of responsibility
Homer Hickam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer. Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or that alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickam, Homer H.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.I224
LC item number
C37 2015b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alligators as pets
  • Married people
  • Voyages and travels
  • Automobile travel
  • Coal miners
  • Florida
  • West Virginia
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907097158
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
520 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780062416797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a511614
  • (OCoLC)907097158
Label
Carrying Albert home : the somewhat true story of a man, his wife, and her alligator, Homer Hickam, (large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907097158
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
520 pages (large print)
Isbn
9780062416797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a511614
  • (OCoLC)907097158

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