How the Camel Got His Hump: And How the Whale Got His Throat

How the Camel Got His Hump: And How the Whale Got His Throat




Once upon a time, when the world was “new-and-all,” Man turned to the animals for help--to the horse for carrying, the dog for fetching, the ox for plowing. But the camel refused to do a lick of work, haughtily replying “Humpf!” to all requests. The other animals complained of the inequity to the Djinn of all the Deserts, who used his powerful magic to punish the lazy camel.

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved story of how the camel got his hump is a comical tale of justice delivered that’s filled with fanciful wordplay and illustrated with wit and great charm by the incomparable Lisbeth Zwerger.

Author Biography: Lisbeth Zwerger has been accorded nearly every prize that can be given to an illustrator, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Among her books published by North-South are The Nightingale, Little Red-Cap, The Wizard of Oz, and Noah’s Ark, all of them named New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780723234500
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1988
Series: Classics for Young Readers Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His fiction works include The Jungle Book — a classic of children’s literature — and the rousing adventure novel Kim, as well as books of poems, short stories, and essays. In 1907, at the age of 42, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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