- File Size: 1792 KB
- Print Length: 21 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Karen Jones; 2 edition (January 14, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009G9H5XQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,904,957 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Camel Lot: A Misplaced Adventure Kindle Edition
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That said, I'm dismayed the author didn't use an editor of any worth. I understand grammatical mistakes and usage errors are made in the writing process, but these really aught to be ironed out before releasing a written piece for publication. The tense shift was was so distracting. When a story starts out in the past tense and then arbitrarily jumps to the present tense, only to be followed a page further by more past tense, I get the sense that the work didn't receive the level of proofreading and editing it needed. Please, pick a tense and stick with it for the sake of continuity.
I would love to read a cleaned up version of this!
The children decided the garden would be a magical kingdom named "Camel Lot". Artie was the king, Lance was a knight and Gwen was the princess. The children soon realized that they were not alone in the garden. Gwen got an unexpected push as she sat on the garden swing. Gwen's brothers were determined to get to the bottom of this prank. They were shocked when they found a lonely neighbor boy in Camel Lot.
I read this book on my Kindle and took a look at the color illustrations on my Kindle for PC application. This book has six short chapters and 6 color illustrations. The illustrations feature scenes from around the garden.
This book is appropriate for children in grades 2 - 4 and could be used as a read-aloud for younger children.
I enjoyed the daring and imaginative spirits of these children. This is a wonderful example of kids having fun without expensive toys, a television or a video game. The mysterious visitor in the garden brings an element of suspense to the story. I would love to see a picture of the children in this story. The garden illustrations were good but it just seems like something is missing. A few more illustrations would make this good book a great book.
Arty is the oldest: "Arty spent most of his time juggling the ever-present struggle between his younger siblings... It was a tiring job, but there seemed no way to seek unemployment."
And Gwen is the baby: "The swing made very little effort to please its rider and Gwen didn't feel enough of a breeze to dry her tears."
In between is Lance and next door is Dwayne - join them on their adventure in Camel Lot!
This short, sweet story is a clever and witty must-read. I highly recommend it and intend to read more by Karen Jones.