Albert the astronomer a novel by Allan Havis

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .

Written in English

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Albert dreams of becoming an astronomer, and what he sees through his telescope brings him adventures and trouble.

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Statementby Allan Havis.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.H3112 Al 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. ;
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4733610M
ISBN 100060222425, 0060222433
LC Control Number78022473

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