Summer of the Monkeys

Summer of the Monkeys
Wilson Rawls
Middle Grade Classic
4 Stars
283 pages

a young teen boy in the Ozarks in the late 1800’s spends his summer trying to capture trained zoo monkeys that escaped from a train wreck. Many misadventures and hilarious happenings are chronicled. There is a big reward for the monkeys and Jay wants a pony and a .22 rifle. He catches the monkeys after a big storm and ends up using the reward money to let his sister have an operation to fix her useless leg. And he gets a pony and rifle in the end anyway.

This was a good feel good YA novel about a simple boy living during a hard time.

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