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Once upon a camel  Cover Image Book Book

Once upon a camel / Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Eric Rohmann.

Appelt, Kathi, 1954- (author.). Rohmann, Eric, (illustrator.).


In 1910, Zada the camel treks across the West Texas desert to save two baby kestrels from an approaching haboob, a mountain-sized storm, sharing adventures from her youth in Turkey to keep them calm. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534406438
  • ISBN: 1534406433
  • ISBN: 9781534406445
  • ISBN: 1534406441
  • Physical Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, and paging may vary.
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Award Book.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
820L Lexile.
Ages 8-12. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
820L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 6 512793.
Awards Note:
Mark Twain Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: Camels > Juvenile fiction.
Kestrels > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Infancy > Juvenile fiction.
Dust storms > Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling > Juvenile fiction.
Texas > History > 1865-1950 > Juvenile fiction.
Turkey > History > Abdul Mejid, 1839-1861 > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Animal fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 60 of 71 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 71 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cameron Public Library JUV APP (Text) 32311111199406 Juvenile Fiction Available -

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