In this debut edition of the Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom series, Frederick is magically transported by a "spin of the globe" to the heart of Australia, near Alice Springs and Uluru. Frederick encounters George, an Aborigine boy, and Madeline, a girl of European heritage, who teach him about this area of the Outback in the Land Down Under.
G'Day, Mate! My name is George and I am from Alice Springs, Australia. I am an Aborigine and member of the Arrente people. My family name is Ganan, meaning "from the west". I love taking walkabouts, practicing tossing my boomerang and teaching Freddie about the animals of the Outback.
Cheers! My name is Madeline and I live in Alice Springs, too. I am studying Aboriginal line art with one of George's aunts. My father is a doctor/pilot with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. I help teach Frederick about the magic of Uluru during a trip in my father's airplane.