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

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  328 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Illustrated by F. Rojankovsky
Hardcover, 25 pages
Published 1942 by Garden City Publishing (first published 1897)
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Ahmed  Ejaz
What?! This story is for children!! How this story would be perfect for children. How!! They are innocents. They don't think on what they are reading. They just accept everything they are told.

This story must not be read by any child. Never!! However, teenagers and adults may like this one. But...I didn't. 😤

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Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was boring. My students didn't understand what was going on and they didn't enjoy the illustrations of this book.
Komal Parveen
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really, only one word I can say:

"Humph!" ;-)
May 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-owned
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Sadia Mansoor
Ok.. So I have already read the typical children's version of this book. Now, this is the short story version of it & every word is exactly the same. The story is weird & boring as the camel in it. Even his only word "hymph" sounds boring too!
This time my reaction wasn't shocking after reading it because Kipling made me reread the plot.. Therefore, nothing new in the story :/
May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
The message in the last lines was good, but the story wasn't that compelling.
Nadin Adel
Nov 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
>> How the Camel Got his Hump?
A dreadful tale about a camel who is lazy that as a result, a genie makes humps for the camel, end of story. This is dreadful for a number of reasons:

1- The camel has those humps which are a miracle in its essence. The camels use it to feed and nourish because they are meant to live in harsh environments of scarce resources of food and water. That shows the greatness of The God, Allah, who created it in such perfection for us to get to know him. So they are no
Margaret Chind
Oct 28, 2014 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.
Brennan Wieland
Jan 12, 2011 rated it liked it
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.
Jun 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AR R/L # NONE...?
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1980s-childhood, own
Another classic children's book with beautifully drawn artwork - this one being my absolute favourite of all time.
Haroon Shareef
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: textbook
Jenny Burridge
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rudyard-kipling
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: classics
A good story. Only a few pages long but has a good message.
I read this book all by myself.
Michael Fitzgerald
Great story; poor illustrations.
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