I first picked it up because of the title. After all, how many times do you come across a book that says "Memoirs of a Camel"?! And though this is a youth fiction book, I found it to be a fascinating tale and had trouble putting it down.
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 absolutely love this movie. It's a wonderful movie about life-long friendships through the ups and downs of life and the things you can learn from them and from life experiences. The actresses are terrific and the storyline is easy to follow and loveable even though it bounces back between history and present day.
I highly recommend this to anyone, but particularly women. Watch it with your life-long friends and enjoy!
This was always one of my favorite books as a kid. I could sympathize with Peter as I had a little brother who wasn't quite as bad as Fudge, but was still good at getting into mischief! A delightful, funny book about growing up with a crazy little brother!
I absolutely love "The Secret Garden". It is my all-time favorite book. The amount of personal growth that Mary and Colin both go through is amazing and wonderful. The positive influences that Dickon and Martha and their mother provide help stability to Mary's world which has been rocked by the death of her parents, moving thousands of miles from her home, and finding out that she's not the center of the universe.
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!
The 2nd in this trilogy does not disappoint. Shawn and Brenna have known each other all their lives and now things are taking a turn. Whether it's for better or worse, they'll have to decide. The writing in this book flows beautifully and the characters are real without being annoying. They have their differences just like every other couple and the author portrays that realistically while keeping it interesting and entertaining.
While I don't love it as much as I love the first book in this trilogy, it's still a great book.