Summer of the Monkeys

Summer of the Monkeys

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Random House, Inc.
The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there was a handsome reward in store for anyone who could catch them. Grandpa said there wasn't any animal that couldn't be caught somehow, and Jay Berry started out believing him . . .

But by the end of the "summer of the monkeys," Jay Berry Lee had learned a lot more than he ever bargained for--and not just about monkeys. He learned about faith, and wishes coming true, and knowing what it is you really want. He even learned a little about growing up . . .

This novel, set in rural Oklahoma around the turn of the century, is a heart-warming family story--full of rich detail and delightful characters--about a time and place when miracles were really the simplest of things...

Baker & Taylor
Fourteen-year-old Jay tries to recover a group of wily monkeys escaped from a circus train in the hopes the reward will buy him the gun and pony he has so long wanted

& Taylor

In the late 1800's, a fourteen-year-old Ozark mountain boy spends the summer trying to recapture monkeys escaped from a traveling circus.

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385114509
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Rawls, W 1976
Characteristics: 239 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 16, 2015

Wonderful Story! It is so hilarious and will leave you craving for more. It is no surprise how this story got to be a classic!

Jul 03, 2013

A great summer read! I read this as an early teen and absolutely loved it. The story is fun but also very meaningful. I highly recommend it!

Apr 03, 2013

This is a great book and I give it five stars. It is my favorite book of all time. Read it, read it. Also read Where the Red Fern Grows. Great Book!!!!!


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