Camels Always Do

Camels Always Do

Book - 2003
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In this fictionalized story about a piece of British Columbia history, Cameron and his father travel as packers with twenty-one camels on the long trip to the gold fields. On the way, they must deal with all the camel characteristics that make the animals poorly suited to the job. When the camelsí feet are injured on the rocks, Cameron knows what to do. When they become so stinky that townspeople will not put up with them, Cameron knows what to do. In the end, though, doing what must be done is not so easy.
Publisher: Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
ISBN: 9781551432847
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,21 x 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Charko, Kasia


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Apr 16, 2015

History made FUN . Good and humorous read but also about a real happening.

Oct 15, 2014

I wish more history books were written in picture book format like this one. It makes learning history so much more fun! This story is about the Dromedary Express that was brought to North America during the Cariboo Gold Rush in Canada. Someone had the great idea that camels would be able to bring supplies to the miners. Unfortunately, as this book points out, camels were not well suited for this duty as they are used to sand not rocks and they are temperamental beasts. I have never heard of this piece of history so found it very fascinating.

The illustrations in this book are beautiful and interesting. The story is told in a concise manner so it is not overly long. I would recommend this book for all elementary age groups.

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Oct 15, 2014

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 11


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