Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel

Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel

by Kathleen Karr, Kathleen Karr


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ISBN-13: 9780761452911
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 4.92(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
joririchardson on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I didn't especially enjoy this book, but I am not going to say it wasn't good. I am not exactly one for animal stories, but I have to admit that "Exiled" is a unique, very fun adventure story.Kathleen Karr is a great, funny, and original author. Who else would have thought of doing a comedy-adventure story about camels during the Civil War?
ValerieL More than 1 year ago
Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel by Kathleen Karr is a book that I read several years ago and yet it has stuck with me over the years. I originally picked it up because the title fascinated me. Who knew that camels had memoirs?! It didn't disappoint me at all. It may be a youth fiction book, but I believe all ages would enjoy reading it. It was fascinating and I had trouble putting it down! Not only did I enjoy the story line and the descriptions of the setting by the author, but I also learned something while reading it. Did you know that the United States Army had a Camel Corps before and during the Civil War?  I didn't. That's the whole premise behind this story - a camel is sent from Egypt to the United States to be a part of the United States Army Camel Corps. Unfortunately, the Civil War began and the Camel Corps was dismantled in order to route funds to other needed areas. Otherwise, who knows, we could have had service men and women serving in the Camel Corps even today! One of my favorite parts of this book is that it's written from the camel's point of view. Not only do we get the details of his journey, but how he feels about leaving his homeland, whether he should spit/bite someone, etc. I highly recommend this interesting and brilliantly told tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago