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Description - Army Camels by Doris E. Fisher

Author Doris Fisher traces the journey of camels from Africa to Texas in 1856 for use as the very first US Camel Corps. Young readers will delight in the illustrations as they learn about this little-known part of American history. Although the camels initially were not accepted by the locals, the people of Texas came to respect their strength and endurance as they transported US Army supplies through the desert. This fascinating book also includes information about the camels legacy, such as their use by the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and the handlers who worked with them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781455618231
ISBN-10: 1455618233
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Pelican Publishing Co
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Doris E. Fisher

Doris Fisher is a retired kindergarten teacher now working as a childrens writer. She has published four childrens picture books and is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Spending her time creating childrens activities and visiting local schools, she lives in Kingwood, Texas. Julie Dupre Buckner illustrates and teaches art classes. She received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University and is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Buckner also illustrated Pelicans Jubilee!, Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko, Clovis Crawfish and Silvie Sulphur, and Clovis Crawfish and the Twin Sister. She lives in Plaquemine, Louisiana.