For me, this book brought back a lot of wonderful memories because my brother had such a stick (and still has it in his "childhood memories" box). On any given day it was a sword, a conductor's baton, a horse, a gun/bazooka (he was hooked on G.I. Joe), a fishing pole, or anything else his imagination could come up with. So reading this book brought memories of all those fun times flooding back.
If you enjoy this one, be sure to check out the other book by this author with a similar theme, "Not a Box" (which I tried to link to but can't).
Did you know we had a camel corps in the Army? I had never heard of that before reading this book, but the whole plot is about a camel who is sent from Egypt to the United States to be a part of the United States Camel Corps division of the Army. The camel narrates the book and it's a witty, fascinating tale of his journeys and how he feels about leaving his homeland.
Unfortunately, the Civil War began and the Camel Corps was pretty much dismantled in order to route funds to other needed areas. Otherwise, who knows, we could have had service men and women serving in the Camel Corps even today!
I highly recommend this interesting and brilliantly told tale!
I highly recommend this to anyone, but particularly women. Watch it with your life-long friends and enjoy!
As I child I always loved the thought of finding my own secret place to hide away from the world such as the garden that Mary found. Alas, I was not as fortunate, but I can still visit those places when I re-read this book. Even as an adult, I still re-read it at least once a year.
Wonderful, amazing story for all ages!