Camels Don't Ski by Fransesca Simon

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Calamity, a camel...trades in her heavy packs for a colder climate and skis and soon yearns for her former life....It's a particularly easy lesson, learned without fuss or tension, depicted in Busby's cartoonish illustrations."--Kirkus Reviews. "A camel who complains constantly about her personal comfort provides an opportunity for comic moralizing in this quirky tale....Busby's relaxed, insouciant drawings are bright and cheery, and she has a witty sense of composition."--Publishers Weekly. "...illustrated with light-hearted pen-and-ink and watercolor artwork, with animals trudging, mugging, and cavorting...Throughout, the facial expressions on Calamity and her friends manage to be both very camel-like and very funny."--School Library Journal.
 

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Francesca Simon was born in the United States and attended both Yale and Oxford universities. A former journalist, she now writes full time. She lives in North London, England, with her husband, Martin, and her son, Josh Ailie Busby has been illustrating children's books for childAilie Busby has been illustrating children's books for childAilie Busby has been illustrating children's books for children for more than 15 years. Her work has been published all ren for more than 15 years. Her work has been published all ren for more than 15 years. Her work has been published all over the world, including the UK, Italy, France, Korea, and over the world, including the UK, Italy, France, Korea, and over the world, including the UK, Italy, France, Korea, and the United States. Her many sources of inspiration include pthe United States. Her many sources of inspiration include pthe United States. Her many sources of inspiration include patterns, 1950's children's books, vintage finds?and, of couratterns, 1950's children's books, vintage finds?and, of couratterns, 1950's children's books, vintage finds?and, of course, her own children. Ailie lives in Newcastle, England, witse, her own children. Ailie lives in Newcastle, England, witse, her own children. Ailie lives in Newcastle, England, with her husband, two children, two cats, and their newest addih her husband, two children, two cats, and their newest addih her husband, two children, two cats, and their newest addition: Queenie, the Fox Terrier. tion: Queenie, the Fox Terrier. tion: Queenie, the Fox Terrier.
 
Published June 1, 1998 by David & Charles UK. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Calamity, a camel with a peevish attitude about her life in a caravan, trades in her heavy packs for a colder climate and skis and soon yearns for her former life.

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Up and up she trudged through the snow and the sleet."" Busby's relaxed, insouciant drawings are bright and cheery, and she has a witty sense of composition (e.g., when Calamity barrels down the ski slope, the penguins and walruses, also on skis, are shown in her wake, sprawled out on the snow an...

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