ONCE UPON A CAMEL

ONCE UPON A CAMEL by Kathi Appelt, a Middle Grade Fiction / Historical / Friendship / Ages 8-12 story! On Tour w/ Lone Star Lit!

?ONCE UPON A CAMEL?

BY KATHI APPELT
Categories: Middle Grade Fiction / Historical / Friendship / Ages 8-12
Publisher: Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pub Date: September 7, 2021
Pages: 336 pages
Scroll for the Giveaway!

?ABOUT THE BOOK?

 
Zada is a camel with a treasure trove of stories to tell. She’s won camel races for the royal Pasha of Smyrna, crossed treacherous oceans to new land, led army missions with her best camel friend by her side, and outsmarted a far too pompous mountain lion.
 
But those stories were from before. Now, Zada wanders the desert as the last camel in Texas. But she’s not alone. Two tiny kestrel chicks are nestled in the fluff of fur between her ears—kee-killy-keeing for their missing parents—and a dust storm the size of a mountain is taking Zada on one more grand adventure. And it could lead to this achy old camel’s most brilliant story yet.
 
CLICK TO PURCHASE?
Simon and Schuster ~ Bookshop.org

?BOOK TRAILER?

Link to the Book Trailer on YouTube

?ABOUT THE AUTHOR?

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award Finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Maybe a Fox (with Alison McGhee), Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows and Mogie, the Heart of the House. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband and five gifted and talented cats.  

 

Website ║ Facebook ║ Instagram ║Pinterest ║ Amazon  Goodreads  ║ BookBub ║ Twitter 

?SCRAPBOOK PAGE FROM AUTHOR KATHI APPELT!?

 

Whenever I embark upon a new project, I usually start with books. As I write, the stack of books gets taller. By the end of the project, it’s not unusual to have a small library of books that I read. Some of them were more useful than others, but almost all of them offered up something useful.

 Here are five of them for your viewing pleasure…

?CAMEL, by Robert Irwin, Reaktion Books Ltd., London, 2010. This very cool book is part of series  of unique “animal history” books.

?THE LAST CAMEL CHARGE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA’S DESERT MILITARY EXPERIMENT,  by Forrest Bryant Johnson, Berkley Publishing, New York, 2012.  My husband Ken loved this book. He doesn’t ordinarily read all of my resource books, but he picked this one up and  couldn’t put it down. It’s got a lot of info and a bunch of terrific photos.

?NATURALIST’S BIG BEND, by Roland H. Wauer & Carl M. Fleming, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 2002. This might have been my most useful book. It’s a straight-ahead compendium of the flora and fauna of Big Bend. Includes a short history of the impact that humans have made on the region.

?ROCK ART OF THE LOWER PECOS, by Carolyn E. Boyd, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 2003. As it turned out, I didn’t really need anything from this book, but I just loved reading about the rock art that has been recently uncovered, and what it symbolized. So interesting.

?UNCLE SAM’S CAMELS: THE JOURNAL OF MAY HUMPHREYS STACEY SUPPLEMENTED BY THE REPORT OF EDWARD FIRTZGERALD BEALE (1857-1858), Ed.by Lewis Burt Lesley, Huntington Library Press, Los Angeles, 1929, reprinted 2006. Firsthand account of the Camel Experiment. It’s hard to get more original than this daily journal of the camel corps.

?GIVEAWAY!? GIVEAWAY! ?GIVEAWAY!?

Three signed copies of the book.
(US only. Ends midnight, CDT, 10/9/21)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

FOR DIRECT LINKS TO EACH POST ON THIS TOUR, UPDATED DAILY.
Or, visit the blogs directly:

9/29/21

Book Trailer

The Clueless Gent

9/29/21

Review

StoreyBook Reviews

9/30/21

Excerpt

That’s What She’s Reading

9/30/21

Review

The Plain-Spoken Pen

9/30/21

BONUS Promo

LSBBT Blog

10/1/21

Review

Forgotten Winds

10/1/21

BONUS Review

Hall Ways Blog

10/2/21

Review

Missus Gonzo

10/3/21

Video Guest Post

All the Ups and Downs

10/4/21

Review

The Page Unbound

10/5/21

Guest Post

Chapter Break Book Blog

10/5/21

Review

Stories Under Starlight

10/6/21

Review

Julia Picks 1

10/7/21

Scrapbook Page

The Adventures of a Travelers Wife

10/7/21

Review

Reading by Moonlight

10/8/21

Review

It’s Not All Gravy

10/8/21

Review

Book Bustle

 
 
Book Touring Services Provided By:
 

Default image
travelerswife4life
Quiet, Quirky, and a Lover of Adventure both indoor's and out.
Articles: 129

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: