This well-written classic features clean language and content and a heartwarming story. Fourteen-yearold 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.

Summer of the Monkeys

By Wilson Rawls
Level 8
Review:

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.

Region North America, United States, Ozarks
Period 19th Century, 1800s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • 3 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
Rating System