Summer of the Monkeys
This well-written classic features clean language and content and a heartwarming story. Fourteen-year-old Jay Berry lives on a farm in the Ozarks. When a circus train crashes in his area and all the monkeys escape, a large reward is offered for the monkeys. As Jay and his dog try to track the monkeys down, the reader is taken on a journey of adventure. I love the wonderful relationship of Jay and his grandfather and Jay’s persistence and hard work. This story is slower than most stories today, so not all readers will love it.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
|North America, United States, Ozarks
|19th Century, 1800s
|The Good and the Beautiful Library