Trosclair and the alligator

Peter Huggins, Lindsey Gardiner (Illustrator)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    Trosclair and his dog Ollie love to row to Bee Island Swamp, the very best place to find turtle eggs in the Louisiana Bayou. But Trosclair has been warned not to go there because Gargantua, a huge and ferocious alligator, has been lurking there. Using his wits and a hive of bees, Trosclair rids the swamp of Gargantua forever.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherStar Bright Books New York
    ISBN (Print)1932065989
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Huggins, P., & Gardiner, L. (2006). Trosclair and the alligator. Star Bright Books New York.
    Huggins, Peter ; Gardiner, Lindsey. / Trosclair and the alligator. Star Bright Books New York, 2006.
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    Huggins, P & Gardiner, L 2006, Trosclair and the alligator. Star Bright Books New York.

    Trosclair and the alligator. / Huggins, Peter; Gardiner, Lindsey (Illustrator).

    Star Bright Books New York, 2006.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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    Huggins P, Gardiner L. Trosclair and the alligator. Star Bright Books New York, 2006.