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The Resource The camel who crossed Australia, author, Jackie French

The camel who crossed Australia, author, Jackie French

Label
The camel who crossed Australia
Title
The camel who crossed Australia
Statement of responsibility
author, Jackie French
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The humans called him Rajah. But to the other camels he is known as He Who Spits Further than the Wind. Transported from his beloved Afghan plains and mountains to Australia, Rajah is forced to join the baggage train for famous nineteenth-century explorers Burke and Wills as they embark on an expedition to cross the continent from south to north for the first time. Rajah has never had a high opinion of humans or horses, in terms of their ability to survive desert conditions. And with the exception of his own handlers Dost Mahomet and and Esan Khan, the humans in this expedition seem obsessed by the success of their mission ... to the point of risking their own lives and the lives of the animals who support them. Rajah can smell water over the sandhills on the horizon ... and freedom too. But will the expedition ever succeed, or will the cost be too high?"--Provided by publisher
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Writing style
Character
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
346242
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, Jackie
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary school age
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Animal stars
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burke and Wills Expedition
  • Camels
  • Australia
Target audience
primary
Label
The camel who crossed Australia, author, Jackie French
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography
Control code
000042388353
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780732285432
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
The camel who crossed Australia, author, Jackie French
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography
Control code
000042388353
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780732285432
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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