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Summer of the Monkeys

by Wilson Rawls

Random House Children's Books | February 1, 1992 | Mass Market Paperbound

Summer of the Monkeys is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
Monkeys Out In The Middle Of Nowhere Staring At Him!



A tree full of monkeys the last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee thought he''d find on one of his treks through Oklahoma''s Cherokee Ozarks. Jay learns from his grandfather that the monkeys have escaped from a circus and there is a big reward for anyone who finds them. He knows how much his family needs the money. Jay is determined to catch the monkeys. It''s a summer of thrills and dangers no one will ever forget.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 pages, 6.91 × 4.5 × 0.84 in

Published: February 1, 1992

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553298186

ISBN - 13: 9780553298185

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok?? this book was ok. the beginning and the middle were pretty boring and the end was really good. slow to start
Date published: 2005-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book!!! Summer of the Monkeys is the best book I have ever read. I absolutely loved it!!
Date published: 2002-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent This is an excellent book. The wholesomeness is refreshing, yet it remains entertaining. I give it 4 stars.
Date published: 2000-04-06

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Summer of the Monkeys

by Wilson Rawls

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 304 pages, 6.91 × 4.5 × 0.84 in

Published: February 1, 1992

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553298186

ISBN - 13: 9780553298185

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Chapter One Up until I was fourteen years old, no boy on earth could have been happier. I didn''t have a worry in the world. In fact, I was beginning to think that it wasn''t going to be hard at all for me to grow up. But just when things were really looking good for me, something happened. I got mixed up with a bunch of monkeys and all of my happiness flew right out the window. Those monkeys all but drove me out of my mind. If I had kept this monkey trouble to myself, I don''t think it would have amounted to much; but I got my grandpa mixed up in it. I felt pretty bad about that because Grandpa was my pal, and all he was trying to do was help me. I even coaxed Rowdy, my old bluetick hound, into helping me with this monkey trouble. He came out of the mess worse than Grandpa and I did. Rowdy got so disgusted with me, monkeys, and everything in general, he wouldn''t even come out from under the house when I called him. It was in the late 1800s, the best I can remember. Anyhow -- at the time, we were living in a brand-new country that had just been opened up for settlement. The farm we lived on was called Cherokee land because it was smack dab in the middle of the Cherokee Nation. It lay in a strip from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains to the banks of the Illinois River in northeastern Oklahoma. This was the last place in the world that anyone would expect to find a bunch of monkeys. I wasn''t much bigger than a young possum when Mama and Papa settled on the land; but after
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Monkeys Out In The Middle Of Nowhere Staring At Him!



A tree full of monkeys the last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee thought he''d find on one of his treks through Oklahoma''s Cherokee Ozarks. Jay learns from his grandfather that the monkeys have escaped from a circus and there is a big reward for anyone who finds them. He knows how much his family needs the money. Jay is determined to catch the monkeys. It''s a summer of thrills and dangers no one will ever forget.

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"Monkeys Out In The Middle Of Nowhere Staring At Him!


A tree full of monkeys the last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee thought he''d find on one of his treks through Oklahoma''s Cherokee Ozarks. Jay learns from his grandfather that the monkeys have escaped from a circus and there is a big reward for anyone who finds them. He knows how much his family needs the money. Jay is determined to catch the monkeys. It''s a summer of thrills and dangers no one will ever forget.

About the Author

Wilson Rawls grew up on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma. There were no schools where he lived so his mother taught Rawls and his sisters how to read and write. He says that reading the book The Call of the Wild changed his life and gave him the notion that he would like to grow up to write a book like it. He shared his dream with his father, and his father gave him the encouraging advice, "Son, a man can do anything he sets out to do, if he doesn''t give up." Rawls never forgot his father''s words, and went on to create two novels about his boyhood that have become modern classics.


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Set in Oklahoma around the turn of the century, this heartwarming family story tells of the friendship between a young boy and his dog--and the wild adventures they have trying to capture 30 small monkeys and a trained chimpanzee who have escaped from the circus. California Young Reader Medal; William Allen White Award; Sequoyah Children's Book Award; Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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