About A Pelican From Heaven

After one too many beers at lunch-time, Bluey Leyton, a wharfie with a larrikin streak falls out of his straddle crane and staggers into heaven.

Bluey doesn’t quite fit in up there so God calls him into his reading room and offers him the chance to return to earth as a pelican to compile a report on Climate Change, but there are conditions: Bluey is only allowed to talk to animals and birds during his six weeks back on earth.

Bluey’s special assignment leads to a raft of encounters as he journeys from Bribie Island off the Queensland coast and on through the beautiful lands and waterways of inland Australia, and then down to the pristine Tarkine Rainforest of Tasmania.

Along the way Bluey falls in love with Bridgette, a pretty azure- winged butterfly who used to be a prostitute at the top of Kings Cross in her first life.

He also meets old Tom Turtle who was the Past President of the The Heavenly Writers’ Club after Billy Shakespeare stepped down.

Then there is Sepp, the sharp-eyed osprey who in his first life was a predatory stockbroker.

So has Bluey the smarts needed to prepare his report for God as he learns more and more about Climate Change from the very creatures it affects the most? Or will his new-found understanding overwhelm him?