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How the Camel Got His Hump: The Graphic Novel
This title covers these subjects: Graphic novels., Camels -- Fiction., Laziness -- Fiction.
How the Camel Got His Hump: The Graphic Novel
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How the Camel Got His Hump: The Graphic Novel

When a camel refuses to do his share of work, a djinn punishes him by giving him a hump in this graphic retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile LevelGN610L
ATOS Level2.9
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #149341
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Spin
Page Dimensions7" x 10"
Page Count40
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $25.99 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - C. J. Connor, Campbell County Public Library, Cold Spring, KY

"These adaptations are divided into categories to look like research logs. “Research” features a brief profile of the camel or the leopard, its habitat, and natural prey or nearby animals. “Kipling’s Observation” is a highly abridged version of the “Just So” story, supplemented by cartoon bubbles that extend the action and add humor. The ending poem in each story appears in full, followed by a more extended profile of the character. A “Learn More” segment features terms, discussion questions, and opportunities for further exploration. The final section profiles Kipling and the author and illustrator. Overall, fans of Kipling won’t find much of his original story here, but the power of the graphic novel to move readers into further exploration of an author’s work could rectify that. The over-the-top depictions of wide-eyed animals with exaggerated expressions will please fans of the film Madagascar or Disney’s Aladdin, à la Dinn. The log format does little to add to the books’ appeal but discussion questions and further research opportunities are always welcome." - School Library Journal

July 1, 2012

SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog - Esther Keller

"Tulien integrates some of Kipling’s original language into the narration. What’s so clever? He has the characters, the animals and the Ethiopian, interacting with the narrator. (We don’t see a narrator; we just see the narrative text.) Even some of the dialogue is Kipling’s original language, which not only makes the text more authentic but adds flavor to the comic, making it more than just a dry adaptation, like so many classic comic adaptations. . . .a great way to introduce and new readers to these stories—and get them hooked." - SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog

August 29, 2012

Denton ISD, Texas - Kellie Vaughan

"The story is a much shortened version of the original “just so story” format used by Kipling; however, the graphic novel format with speech bubbles allows young readers to become familiar with this classic author and might lead them to pursue reading the original stories." - Denton ISD, Texas

January 29, 2013


Hammock Tracks blog - Savannah

"My 11 year old son enjoyed revisiting these tales in graphic novel form, as he had read them and listened to them on audio before. If your children have never heard these origin tales this would also be a great way to introduce them. . . .The humor provided with the art and captions really made the kids laugh." - Hammock Tracks blog

January 17, 2013

Imagination Soup - Melissa Taylor

"I had no idea the REAL story behind the camel’s hump. How about you? Read this fantastic story to learn the truth. It’s about a lazy camel who always said “HUMPH,” and a magical genie (djinn) who teaches the camel a lesson." - Imagination Soup

September 21, 2015

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865. He is best known for his short story collections The Jungle Book, published in 1894, and Just So Stories, published in 1902. He wrote a variety of other short stories, including 'Kim' and 'The Man Who Would Be King,' and many poems. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first English-language writer and youngest person to win the award. On January 18, 1936, he died in London at age 70.

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