Amal The Thirsty Gamal: A Christmas Tale

Amal The Thirsty Gamal: A Christmas Tale

By Robert Schorr

Illustrated by Kristina Koontz ‎

Picture Book

38 pages

Ages 0-99

Mascot Books


Amal the Thirsty Gamal is for every child who might be struggling with how he or she is perceived by others. (Oh yes, camels care about that, too!) Our little hero has spent too many years listening to all the wrong voices and thinking all the wrong things: about his hump, about his appearance, about himself. But―oh!―get ready! Because “wise men” have joined this particular caravan journey, and when one of them speaks up around the campfire one night, everything changes for little Amal the Gamal!

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Amal isn’t like the other Gamal’s, he barely has a hump on his back. He’s worried he won’t ever amount to anything, but boy is he wrong. An absolutely beautiful story about learning to accept yourself, because you can do great things! I also love that the story of Jesus’ birth was included – any little snippet that gets my little one asking questions is fantastic. Written in cute & witty rhymes it’s a joy to read. The illustrations are also phenomenal. Great book, check it out!

About The Author

Robert Schorr resides in San Clemente, California, with his wife Sharilyn and their family nearby. For twenty-six years he served as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Old Towne in Orange, California. Prior to that, they lived in Asia for seventeen years. He is devoted to his Savior, to Sharilyn, his children, flying, hiking, fly-fishing, Chinese, and writing. He loves any story that makes someone special, and he knew, a long time ago, that little Amal had one to tell.

Huge thanks to Foreword Publicity and Robert for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review. To get yourself a copy just click on the link below!

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Thank you all for coming by, have a wonderful weekend!

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