YourClassical Kids Storytime

'How the Camel Got Its Hump'

Classical Kids Storytime: How the Camel Got Its HumpNancy Carlson for MPR

YourClassical Kids Storytime: How the Camel Got Its Hump


July 31, 2020

Do you know how the smooth-backed camel who said nothing but "Humph!" got its hump? Find out in the latest episode of YourClassical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.

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Our telling of How the Camel Got Its Hump includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Alexander Borodin:
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances and Polovtsian March
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ole Schmidt
Musical Concepts 1215

In the Steppes of Central Asia
Slovak Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Nazareth
Naxos 550051

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.


Narrator: Valerie Kahler
Adaptation: Valerie Kahler and Steve Seel
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher