How the Camel Got His Hump

How the Camel got his Hump

How the Camel Got His Hump is the story of how the extremely lazy camel found himself with a huge hump – which was first called humph, but ‘we call it “hump” now, not to hurt his feelings’ – and is told with the lively humour and simple moral that have made these immortal tales so popular.

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories are one of the classics of children’s literature. They have been enchanting children for generations with their blend of truth and fantasy, and the rich cadences of the language are great for reading aloud.

The Just So Stories began as a series of children’s tales that Kipling told to his oldest daughter Effie at bedtimes. They went on to be published as a story collection in 1902 by MacMillan Publishers. The language Kipling uses reflects the period in which the stories were written, when the world was a very different place.

These stories have appeared in many different forms over the intervening years, both as a collection and separately, as here. In this edition of How the Camel Got His Hump, Amanda Hall beautifully captures the wit and humour of the disgruntled camel and the other main characters in Kipling’s original story.

Amanda uses a vibrant and subtle palette of colours to describe the story’s desert context and edges the pages with carved wood-like borders.

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How the Camel got his Hump

Written by Rudyard Kipling

“This is the story of how the lazy camel found himself with a hump – which was first called humph, but ‘we call it “hump” now, not to hurt his feelings’- and is told with the lively humour and simple moral that has made these immortal tales so popular.”
— Publisher’s description

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Publisher: Pavilion Books, 1994

Type and extent of book: 32-page picture book

In-print: No

Rights Available: Book and merchandising

Hardcover ISBN:

  • 9781857932420