Adelaide Author:Tomi Ungerer Adelaide's parents were surprised when they noticed that their baby kangaroo had wings. Adelaide herself took them quite for granted, envying only the high-flying planes which passed over her desert home. One day she kissed her family good-bye and flew away, following the first airplane she encountered. — Adelaide and the friendly pilot saw much... more » of the world together before she decided to settle down in Paris. A kind gentleman gave her a job, and life was good. One day, on a walk around the city, Adelaide came upon a roaring fire. Because of her wings, she was able to effect a brilliant rescue of two children trapped in the burning building.
But fame and fortune are never enough in themselves. Adelaide met a kangaroo named Leon. They were soon wed. With a handsome husband, good friends and fine children, Adelaide was completely happy. (And although Mr. Ungerer doesn't mention it, one of Adelaide's children strongly resembled his mother!)« less