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The Dancing Camel

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 11
Categories: Animal Stories, Humor

Author

Betsy
Byars

Appeared in

For the Sake of Freedom and Other Selections by Newbery Authors

Story Summary

As a line of camels cross the desert, no one seems to notice that Camilla, the last camel in line, would occasionally give a light leap, cross her legs, point her toes, hop backwards and forwards, then bow sedately. No one, that is, but Abul the Tricky who has never seen a dancing camel and decides that he must have Camilla.