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A Camel In The Sea
by: Goetz, Lee Garrett

Fiction: Mohamed had no friends. There had been months & months without rain. The old wise man in the village said when a camel could be led into the sea, then the rains would start. How a small camel brings friends to a lonely Somali boy & unexpectedly helps to fulfill an ancient prophecy, makes a dramtic story. Illustrated. Ages 8-14. 60 pgs.
c. 1966, H/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Good w/dust jacket, ex-library, usual library markings

Abe & Abby's First Journey
by: Fletcher, Alice

This delightful tale is about twin camels who want to be the best that they can be for their master, Azor. Watching their mother and daddy, they learn what it takes to carry their loads and how God has created them to be especially suited for this task. As they prepare for their first journey, they are filled with excitement and anticipation. But they have no idea what awaits them in the little town of Bethlehem, when they become witness to the joyous arrival of Christ! Ages 8 & up. 45 pages
c. 2010, S/C... $7.99

Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert
by: Fisher, Doris

Author Doris Fisher traces the journey of camels from Africa to Texas in 1856 for use as the very first US Camel Corps. Young readers will delight in the illustrations as they learn about this little-known part of American history. Although the camels initially were not accepted by the locals, the people of Texas came to respect their strength and endurance as they transported US Army supplies through the desert. This fascinating book also includes information about the camels' legacy, such as their use by the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and the handlers who worked with them. Ages 8-12. 32 pgs
c. 2013, H/C... $16.95

Bobbsey Twins & Their Camel Adventure
by: Hope, Laura Lee

Fiction: No matter where they go, the Bobbsey twins are bound to run into mystery & excitement, and Egypt is no exception. Actually, the camel adventure starts in Italy where the Bobbseys, their friends, Neille Parks & Charlie Mason, and yes their old enemy Danny Rugg, have arrived in Vanice. 177 pgs. Ages 9-12.
c. 1966, H/C...
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Very Good no writing, binding good

Caleb Crosses the Country
By: Taylor, Dan & Taylor, Damon J.

Caleb was a camel with a very big problem. He was made to cross wide, hot deserts, but Caleb was afraid to leave his stable, which made him feel like he was worthless. That is, until God chose him to go on a long journey with the Wise Men as they followed a special star to see an important Baby. 30 pages, ages 5 and up
C. 2004, H/C... $10.99

California Camel Adventure
by: Saxon, Gladys Relyea
A true-to-life story built against an authentic historical and scientific background tells the story of Johnathon Wright who, in 1858, emmigrated from Ohio to Los Angeles with his parents. A lover of animals, it was expected that he would put himself on the side of the US Camel Corp. Ages 12 & up. 184 pgs.
c. 1955, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


by: Caroline Arnold
Focusing on Mguu, a gangly, two-humped young bactrian camel that lives at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, this informative photo essay introduces youngsters to a most important land animal. The lively text and forty engrossing full-color photographs detail the unique physical characteristics that allow the camel to live in an extreme environment, and examine its behavior and day-to-day life, both in captivity and in the wild. Color photos. Ages 8-10. 48 pgs.

Camel Caravan
by: Catherall, Arthur

Fictional story of a caravan of camels & their owners who journey across the desert with a newborn camel. 143 pgs. Ages 10 & up.
c. 1968, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: Good-Very Good

Camel Fables From The Sailors Of The Sudan
by: Weed, Thurlow R., Jr.

Camel Fables is a collection of stories about the camels and drivers that survived in the deserts thousands of years ago. The mystery of how a camel can live in such an environment parallels that of the horse. Throughout our life, we are confronted with challenges. Solving them is not easily learned. As the camel and driver in these stories use simple logic, so should we today. A comical almost foolish method becomes an answer to the problem. Foolish far fetched ideas, were the camels way to survival. Classic stories like these this gives one food for thought in a strange different way. IIllustrations. 84 pgs. Ages 6-10.
c. 2005, S/C...$15.95

Camel Rider
by: Mason, Prue

Two expatriates living in a Middle Eastern country, twelve-year-old Adam from Australia and Walid (an abused camel boy) from Bangladesh, must rely on one another when war breaks out and they find themselves in the desert, both trying to reach the same city. Together they struggle to bridge wide gulfs between their cultures and languages in order to survive. Ultimately both boys learn about true friendship. Ages 12 & up. 204 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C... $7.95

Camel Who Crossed Australia
by: French, Jackie

Story of the famous Burke and Wills expedition, as it has never been told before. The humans call him 'Bell Sing', but to the other camels he is known as 'He Who Spits Further Than the Wind'. Transported from the mountains and deserts of the 'Northwest Frontier' (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), Bell Sing accompanies explorers Burke and Wills as they try to cross Australia from south to north. Bell Sing has never had a high opinion of humans - or horses. And this expedition is the worst-managed caravan he's ever been in. Camel handler Dost Mahomet and soldier John King are also beginning to wonder if their leader is competent...or crazy. Bell Sing can small water over the sandhills on the horizon...and freedom too. Can the expedition succeed? And who-if anyone-will survive? This is the gritty and true story about one of the most extraordinary and iconic events in Australia's history. Ages 12 & up. 233 pages
c. 2008, S/C...$9.99

Camels (Pebble Plus)
by: Sirota, Lyn

Bactrian camels roam grasslands and rocky deserts. Learn all about these rugged travelers and their habitats. 24 pages, color photos. Ages 4 & up.
c. 2010, S/C... $6.95

Camels: Ships of the Desert
by: George Laycock

Briefly describes the characteristics of the domedary camel and its relationship to man throughout history. Ages 12 & up. 59 pgs.
c. 1975, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Camels & Llamas At Work (Animals At Work)
Children are fascinated when they see animals working and this new series presents some of their favorite animals "on the job." Camels & llamas serve as traditional pack animals in harsh environments on opposite sides of the world. They also provide entertainment, produce nutrients, and protect other livestock. Learn about the deep traditions that bond these unusual animals to their respective cultures. Color photos. 32 pgs. Ages 9-12.
c. 2006, H/C...$23.95

Camels West
by: de la Garza, Phyllis

Fiction: US Congress depends on "curandura's" medical skills & courage to help their agent in tactical experiment using imported camels as transport carriers prior to breeding and adapting them for both long-distance transport & for war. Epic featuring a woman in jeopardy, camels and their handlers, Comanche, the trek, and a love story. 344 pgs. Ages 11 & up.
c. 1998, S/C...$9.99

Charlie, the Christmas Camel
by: Katrana, Carol

It's December 21st, with just 2 more days until the Christmas Pageant and Anna Morgan is about to have her busy life turned upside down as she meets a runaway camel, named Charlie. Soon they are planning his entry into the pageant and before they know it, their schemes lead to mishaps happenin', and mistruths being told. Everyone involved with the pageant is in for a big surprise. Charlie and Anna experience funny moments, tender moments, trusting moments, all enveloped by love, forgiveness and acceptance. 120 pgs.
c. 2012, S/C... $16.95

Chris I: Chris The Christmas Camel
by: Tate, Bruce

Chris ia a camel that grew up in the zoo. He liked the reindeer and wished he was one instead of a camel. He decides he wants to be one of Santa's reindeer and help pull his sleigh. This story tells of his adventures as he travels to the North Pole to meet Santa. Santa helps Chris discover about his heritage and how he should be proud to be a camel. Ages 8-12. 96 pgs.
c. 2002, S/C...$11.45

Elvis the Camel: His Story
by: Devine, Barbara

The true story of a young camel whose blissful life in the safety of his mother's love and his herd's protection is rudely shattered when he is hit by a truck late one night. Cold and alone, his hip broken, he lies by the side of the road and trembles with fear. But as the day dawns he is found by a compassionate mother and her three children who gently take him to the camel track. There they find Yousef, the camel doctor. Against the odds and with skill and patience, Yousef and the children nurse Elvis "the Pelvis" back to health and return him to the bosom of his family. Illustrated with delicate yet vivid watercolors. 32 pgs. Ages 4-8
c. 2001, Signed by author & Illustrator, H/C... $12.50 (Reg Price $14.95)
Very Good

Fixed By Camel
by: Reinach, Jacquelyn

Clever camel finds a way to handle an interfering kangaroo. Ages 6-8.
c. 1977, H/C...$4.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Very Good

Hairy Hezekiah
by: King-Smith, Dick

Hezekiah is a very hairy camel. He lives a quiet life in his enclosure at the zoo & seems to be the only animal without a friend. So he decides to escape from the zoo & go on the run - crashing through hedges, hiding in toilets & breaking into a safari park. There he meets another hair character - and finally makes a friend. A hilariously story from the bestselling, award-winning Dick King-Smith. B/W illustrations. 92 pgs. Ages 7-11.
c. 2005, S/C...$9.99

Is A Camel A Mammal? (Cat In The Hat Learning Library)
by: Tish Rabe
From The Cat In The Hat's Learning Library. Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces readers to a variety of mammals, from the fruit-eating bat to the smart chimpanzee to the camel. Ages 4-8. 45 pgs.
c. 1998, H/C...$8.99

Little Camel & Joseph (Snuffleheads)
by: Goldsack, Gaby
A finger puppet play and read story board book. Story time really comes to life with Snufflehead finger puppet books. Children will love to help Little Camel look after Joseph. Ages 2-4.
c. 2003, Board Book w/finger puppet...$7.99

Marilou Keeps A Camel (First Novels)
by: Plante, Raymond

Marilou and her father are caring for a dromedary camel in their backyard. Marilou thinks the camel will be very loney back at the zoo and convinces her father that changes will have to be made to keep the camel happy. Cute B/W illustrations. 64 pgs. Ages 6-10.
c. 2003, S/C...$4.95

Muktar & the Camels
by: Graber, Janet

Muktar, an eleven-year-old refugee living in a Kenyan orphanage, dreams of tending camels again, as he did with his nomadic family in Somalia and has a chance to prove himself when a traveling librarian with an injured camel arrives at his school. 32 pages, Colored illustrations
c. 2009, H/C...$16.99

Nine In A Line
by: Kirn, Ann

Nine camels go on a journey with a sheik named Amin read how he looses one and gets it back multiple times. Good illustrations. Great childerns book. Ages 8 and up. 29 pages.
c. 1966 H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, Ex-library, usual library markings

Old Camel's First Christmas
by: Peterson, M. Helen

Grimy Old Camel is a self-absorbed grumbler on a dull trip. Common and unexpected occurrences happen and God-made events transform him. Join Old Camel on his unexpected Christmas trip. His "I could care less attitude" changes to a Christian "mission and purpose." Delightfully illustrated. Ages 5-9. 39 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$17.95

One Little Indian (VHS)
An Army deserter flees across the desert with the help of an ornery camel named Rosie & a runaway Indian orpan boy. Filmed in the stunning plains of Utah & filled with action, suspense & big fun for the entire family. Starring James Garner, Vera Miles & Jodie Foster.
Rated G.
c. 2004, VHS, 90 min...$19.99

Runaway Camel
by: Collins, Ruth P.

Fictional story of a camel that runs away from a small village in the Sahara Desert. Illustrated. Ages 8-12. 96 pgs.
c. 1968, H/C...$10.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Fair-Good

Story Of The Weeping Camel (DVD)
National Geographic World Films
Springtime in the Gobi Desert. A family of nomads assist in the births of its camel herds. They face a crisis when one white calf is rejected by its mother after a particularly difficult birth. When all hope seems lost, the family sends its two young boys on a journey to a far-off village to fetch a musician capable of performing a magical ceremony. A work that combines hard-hitting truth with uplifting drama. The film's sweeping vistas and magical photography capture the very essence of this part of the world, while its emotionally charged story of seperation and reconciliation reminds us that the heart, whether human or animal, knows no borders.
Rated PG
c. 2003, DVD, 87 minutes...$27.95

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