The Wooden Camel

Young Etabo dreams of becoming a camel racer and beating his older brother in a camel race.  But the family must sell their camels and find work for his siblings because of the rising cost of water.  Inspired by the Turkana people of northwest Kenya, this story of love and hope is beautifully illustrated with exaggerated animals and dreamy landscapes. mjw
Title: The Wooden Camel
Author: Wanuri Hahiu
: Manuela Adreani
: Lantana Publishing Ltd. London
: 2017
: 978-1-911373-12-4
Hardcover pages
: 32 
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Kenya
Author’s ethnicity
: Born in Nairobi, Kenya
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Italian
Illustrator’s residence
: Turin, Italy
: 2018 Children’s Africana Book Award Honor Book
: Africa, Brothers and sisters, Camels, Camel racing, Imagination

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