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The Last Straw

The Last Straw

by Frederick H. Thury Illustrated by Vlasta Van Kampen

Hoshmakaka, a proud, old camel, is chosen to perform a very special task — he is to carry the wise men's gifts to the new baby king in Bethlehem. At first Hoshmakaka is reluctant. He has other commitments, after all: the water drinking competition in Rangal and the cud-chewing convention in Beemish. But the adoration of the younger camels causes him to foolishly boast of his strength, and the next thing he knows he is headed toward Bethlehem.

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.2
Publisher
Charlesbridge Publishing
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Legends and Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Frederick H. Thury
Vlasta Van Kampen

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