Sunday, October 3, 2021

Book Blog Tour and Giveaway: Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt

Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour for Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt. This blog tour was organized by Lone Star Book Blog Tours. On my stop, I have info on the book as well as an interesting video guest post. There's also the tour wide giveaway to win a signed copy of the book. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Once Upon a Camel
Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Publication Date: September 7th 2021
Print Length: 336 pages
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
Zada is a camel with a treasure trove of stories to tell. She’s won camel races for the royal Pasha of Smyrna, crossed treacherous oceans to new land, led army missions with her best camel friend by her side, and outsmarted a far too pompous mountain lion.

But those stories were from before. Now, Zada wanders the desert as the last camel in Texas. But she’s not alone. Two tiny kestrel chicks are nestled in the fluff of fur between her ears—kee-killy-keeing for their missing parents—and a dust storm the size of a mountain is taking Zada on one more grand adventure. And it could lead to this achy old camel’s most brilliant story yet.

Watch the book trailer below or by clicking here.

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award Finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Maybe a Fox (with Alison McGhee), Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows and Mogie, the Heart of the House. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband and five gifted and talented cats.

This award-winning short documentary film is a great introduction to the US Army’s camel experiment, which was researched and referenced in Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt. Watch below or watch by clicking here. (6-minute video by Doug Baum)

Win a signed copy of Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt - three winners!
(US only.)

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Lone Star Book Blog Tours assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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