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The 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.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
JULIE DUPRÉ BUCKNER teaches an abstract expressionist painting class for beginners. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Fellowship of Christian Portrait Artists. Buckner has illustrated several books in Pelican's Clovis Crawfish Series.