"Good news about the REAL camel library -- they've begun to raise money for a project I love, which is getting local people to collect and write the traditional stories, which will then be inexpensively published so that new readers can read about their own culture and past. I think it is a great way to incorporate the old and the new, and that Fiona -- especially as she grew by the end of the story -- would have appreciated it."That's great! Having books about themselves and their own world would alleviate fears the locals have of outside influences.
Just so you know, I shared all I remember about the camels who became part of the earlier book buddies' gatherings. Go read about those pesky camels.
Caboose is on the island, too, and so is Marylyn. If you have missed seeing them around Book Buddies, go on over to Essencia for a visit with them.
(You do remember the "caboose," don't you?)