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How The Camel Got His Hump (Just So Story Series)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  225 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Illustrated by F. Rojankovsky
Hardcover, 25 pages
Published 1942 by Garden City Publishing (first published 1897)
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Komal Parveen
This book is about a camel; at the beginning of times when animals were starting to work for men the camel would not do any work. The story starts with the other animals coming to the camel and asking him to join them but the camel only replies 'humph' and does not join in with the rest of the animals. The animals report back to the man telling him that the camel won’t do any work as a result the man decides that the rest of the animals should do more work in order to make up for the camel’s sha ...more
Oct 29, 2014 Margaret marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: Childcraft Encyclopedias
Excerpts and/or reprints included in Once Upon a Time and Stories And Fables.
Michael Fitzgerald
Great story; poor illustrations.
Brennan Wieland
Kipling bases many of his books off of old folktales, such as How the Camel Got His Hump and The Jungle Book.
This story is a warning against laziness, and the Camel learned his lesson by getting a hump on his back after rejecting work too many times by saying "Humph". The whole book was rather boring and didn't interest me much, but it is well known and I'm glad to have read it.
the videos that were made for each of these stories are narrated by jack nicholson. he does a fantastic job of giving life to the camel who does give a care in the world about those around him.

i came across this series when i started working at a library as a children's librarian/reference desk librarian/circulation desk clerk. we did it all!
I didn't like this story as much as a child...I thought it was unfair that the camel should be forced to work for Man if he didn't want to. I guess I always had an egalitarian view of the animal world.
Another classic children's book with beautifully drawn artwork - this one being my absolute favourite of all time.
A good story. Only a few pages long but has a good message.
I read this book all by myself.
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