PAMELA CAMEL by Bill Peet

PAMELA CAMEL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Exuberantly, Peet to a T: scraggly, clumsy circus camel Pamela, fed up with being insulted (bad-tempered she may be, not stupid and dumb), steals away and heads off down the railroad tracks--where she finds a broken rail; that stormy night, quitting her barn-refuge, she plants herself staunchly on the track. Will the engineer stop his train for a camel? Only, of course, at the last possible instant--and in outrage. But when all is clear, ""stupid, dumb brute"" Pamela is a hero--reclaimed to lead the circus procession at the start of every show. There have been more hilarious and more poignant Peets--but this one will satisfy all fans and add some comical views of gawky, haughty Pamela to the Peet animal galaxy.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1984
ISBN: 0395416701
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin