Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert

Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455618231
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Pages: 32
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.

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