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Why the Camel Got His Hump - a book by Graber, Sheila

Why the Camel Got His Hump

Just So Story No 8

Why the Camel Got His Hump( )
Author: Graber, Sheila
Illustrator: Graber, Sheila
Miller, Jane
Based on a work by: Kipling, Rudyard
Series title:The Just So Stories Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

This story is about the dangers of being self-centred and lazy. It features a a Camel who hangs out all day doing nothing apart from admiring his wonderful flat back; whilst the Horse, Dog and Ox work extra hard because of his idleness. They all "take the hump" and ask for help. It comes immediately and at once in the Magical form of the Djinn of All Deserts. Sheila has brought Kipling's Classic work into the C21st without losing any of his poetry or humour. Brilliantly illustrated...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.16 Inches
Book Weight:0.33 Pounds
Author Biography
Graber, Sheila (Author)
Kipling, who as a novelist dramatized the ambivalence of the British colonial experience, was born of English parents in Bombay and as a child knew Hindustani better than English. He spent an unhappy period of exile from his parents (and the Indian heat) with a harsh aunt in England, followed by the public schooling that inspired his "Stalky" stories. He returned to India at 18 to work on the staff of the Lahore Civil and Military Gazette and rapidly became a prolific writer. His mildly satirical work won him a reputation in England, and he returned there in 1889. Shortly after, his first novel, The Light That Failed (1890) was published, but it was not altogether successful.

In the early 1890s, Kipling met and married Caroline Balestier and moved with her to her family's estate in Brattleboro, Vermont. While there he wrote Many Inventions (1893), The Jungle Book (1894-95), and Captains Courageous (1897). He became dissatisfied with life in America, however, and moved back to England, returning to America only when his daughter died of pneumonia. Kipling never again returned to the United States, despite his great popularity there.

Short stories form the greater portion of Kipling's work and are of several distinct types. Some of his best are stories of the supernatural, the eerie and unearthly, such as "The Phantom Rickshaw," "The Brushwood Boy," and "They." His tales of gruesome horror include "The Mark of the Beast" and "The Return of Imray." "William the Conqueror" and "The Head of the District" are among his political tales of English rule in India. The "Soldiers Three" group deals with Kipling's three musketeers: an Irishman, a Cockney, and a Yorkshireman. The Anglo-Indian Tales, of social life in Simla, make up the larger part of his first four books.

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