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Clive the Magic Camel – At the Zoo is a very old story about a camel that meets various animals and wishes for one of each of their attributes that he thinks will improve his personality. The name ‘camel’ changes as each attribute is added until he becomes so absurd that he realises that he was better as he was, and not something/somebody else.
The book is written to be read by 7 year olds and upwards, but it can be read to, or told as a story to, children from the age 3 upwards. This book, based on an old nonsense fun story, can even be enjoyed by those in secondary school. It can be read to a group of children to aid discussion on the subject raised.
The story was told certainly in Victorian times when there was no or very little entertainment in the homes. The writer has been telling this and other stories for many years to children and young people of all ages in schools, churches, and youth organisations.
A few years ago the author was told he ought to write down his stories and produced ‘Clive the Magic Camel - At the Zoo’ as his first book.
The book was published by Diverze Publications and was released on 14th February 2013.
I was born in Shrewsbury has lived in number of places in England and Wales and currently lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire. He has worked in the computer departments of various companies for over 40 years, and attaining MBCS, CITP, AMCBI status.
For over forty years Clive has been a leader in various children’s and youth organisations (mainly Boys’ Brigade) and has told his stories in those organisations, schools, churches and Sunday Schools.
Someone told him he should write his stories down and get them published. ‘Clive the Magic Camel... more