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Camel Rider

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Camel Rider by Prue Mason
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Adam lives with his Australian family in the Middle East. When war breaks out, he finds himself alone and friendless in the desert. But then he meets Walid, the camel rider...An extraordinary tale of adventure, survival and friendship.

Author Biography

Because I'd always wanted to be a writer, I decided that when I left school I needed to go out into the world and collect experiences, so that when I had enough I could write about them.I travelled around Australia and then around the world. The experiences I collected were many and varied- such as learning how to cook when I worked with shearers in the outback; learning how to fly when my husband and I ferried aeroplanes across to Canada and back; learning to teach when I taught English as a foreign language to Arab girls. Along the way I learnt about life.I got my chance to write while living in Dubai when I started working for a children's magazine. All my different experiences became useful. I had six columns to write - covering astronomy, astrology, science and technology, gardening, as well as a weekly bedtime story and an advice column. There I also met an interesting old lady from Iran and helped her write her autobiography, which was later published.My time in Dubai taught me more than how to write, though. I learnt that when people from different cultures meet they often don't trust or respect each other, and there can be many misunderstandings that can even lead to war. But after having lived and made friends with people from other nationalities, I know that no culture is better than another, we just do things differently.I wrote the first draft of Camel Rider
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2004
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Collection
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Puffin
Pages
192
Dimensions
129x196x15
ISBN-13
9780143300823
Product ID
1647388

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