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The Camel Who Crossed Australia - Jackie French

The Camel Who Crossed Australia


Published: 1st August 2008
For Ages: 13+ years old
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The story of the famous Burke and Wills expedition ... as it has never been told before

The humans called him 'Bell Sing', but to the other camels he is known as 'He Who Spits Further Than the Wind'.

Transported from the mountains and deserts of the 'Northwest Frontier' (present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan), Bell Sing accompanies explorers Burke and Wills as they try to cross Australia from south to north.

Bell Sing has never had a high opinion of humans - or horses. And this expedition is the worst managed caravan he's even been in. Camel handler Dost Mahomet and soldier John King are also beginning to wonder if their leader is competent, or crazy.

Bell Sing can smell water over the sandhills on the horizon ... and freedom too. Can the expedition succeed? And who - if anyone - will survive?

About The Author

This is the gritty and true story about one of the most extraordinary and iconic events in Australia's history.

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
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    ISBN: 9780732285432
    ISBN-10: 0732285437
    Series: Animal Stars
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 13+ years old
    For Grades: 7 - 9
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 1st August 2008
    Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.2