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Description - Army Camels by Doris E. Fisher

WINNER OF THE SCBWI CRYSTAL KITEWINNER OF THE WRITER'S LEAGUE OF TEXAS PICTURE BOOK AWARDThe U.S. Army's oddest recruits: Camels!In this strange but true historical tale, 34 camels were imported to Texas to work as pack animals for the army in 1856. Many people had never seen such strange animals; they didn't believe that these smelly beasts could possibly be useful. Despite many Texans' initial doubts, the camels thrived in the state's desert and transported important military messages and supplies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781455618231
ISBN-10: 1455618233
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm 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.