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The Camel's Lament by Charles Santore
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The Camel's Lament

by Charles Santore

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This was a "just for fun" addition to a study of Egypt. The camel in the poem is bemoaning his lot in life as compared to other creatures, and the humorous illustrations include the Sphinx both awake and asleep!
  JDHofmeyer | Nov 11, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375814264, Hardcover)

THE POOR CAMEL! While most creatures are prized, pampered, or at least tended to (down to the lowly pig!), the camel is our beast of burden, left to thirst, forage, and sleep in the merciless desert. This beautiful, comical picture book is for anyone who has ever thought the “grass is greener”! Award winner Charles Santore does it again!

Praise for A Stowaway on Noah’s Ark:

“Santore’s carefully detailed watercolors possess both elegance and power.”—Publishers Weekly

“Grand, dazzlingly precise animal portraits . . . gorgeous pictures, which are rendered in breathtaking detail—every animal feather and spot. . . .”—Booklist

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A poem in which a camel compares his life with that of other animals of the world.

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