CAMEL EXPRESS by Olive Burt

CAMEL EXPRESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This story of the United States' attempt to bring camels into our southwest in 1855, depends on the accumulation of single events rather than a climactic ending and as such is a pretty fair picture of the humorous to problematical incidents involved. As central character there is Obed, a boy who had had the opportunity to go as the veterinarian's helper on the first trip to the Levant. When they finally land in Texas there are all the incidents- Indians, bad men, trouble with the supply lines- as the camels are moved to work in the desert under the care of Lt. Beale, the man who did the most with them. Good going- by camelback.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1954
Publisher: Winston