y The Youngest Cameleer single work   novel   young adult   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Ahmed Ackbar, a thirteen-year-old Afghan and the 'youngest Afghan cameleer' speaks Pashto and a very little English. He is the only surviving male in his immediate family. In late 1872 he sails into the prosperous city of Adelaide with three cameleers (Uncle Kamran, Alannah and Jemma Khan) to help look after four camels. But Ahmed has other things on his mind. What if his uncle isn't as innocent of his brother's (Ahmed's father) death as he seems? As the expedition treks into an unexplored interior, Ahmed must cope with Jemma Khan's enmity, his own homesickness, a very different culture and language, and the difficulties of exploration.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Afghan characters.

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Works about this Work

Untitled Carole Poustie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 26 no. 4 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Youngest Cameleer Goldie Alexander 2011 single work novel
Other Times, Other Places : Fictionalising History Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 19 no. 1 2011; (p. 12-13)
Untitled Jane Parsons , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 39)

— Review of The Youngest Cameleer Goldie Alexander 2011 single work novel
Fictionalising History for Young Readers Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 15-16)
Long Treks and Short Tales Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 33 2011; (p. 30-33)
The Youngest Cameleer by Goldie Alexander Anastasia Gonis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , July 2011;

— Review of The Youngest Cameleer Goldie Alexander 2011 single work novel
Untitled Carole Poustie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 26 no. 4 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Youngest Cameleer Goldie Alexander 2011 single work novel
Untitled Jane Parsons , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 19 no. 4 2011; (p. 39)

— Review of The Youngest Cameleer Goldie Alexander 2011 single work novel
The Youngest Cameleer by Goldie Alexander Anastasia Gonis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , July 2011;

— Review of The Youngest Cameleer Goldie Alexander 2011 single work novel
Other Times, Other Places : Fictionalising History Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 19 no. 1 2011; (p. 12-13)
Fictionalising History for Young Readers Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Childrens' Book Council of Australia , August vol. 55 no. 3 2011; (p. 15-16)
Long Treks and Short Tales Goldie Alexander , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 33 2011; (p. 30-33)
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