Summer of the Monkeys
- Publish Date: 1998-12-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Wilson Rawls
For fans of Old Yeller and Shiloh, Summer of the Monkeys is another childhood favorite from the beloved author of the bestelling novel Where the Red Fern Grows.
Â Â The last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee expects to find while trekking through the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma is a tree full of monkeys. But then Jay learns from his grandpa that the monkeys have escaped from a traveling circus and thereâs a big reward for the person who finds and returns them.
Â Â Â His family could really use the money, so Jay sets off, determined to catch them. But by the end of the summer, Jay will have learned a lot more than he bargained forâand not just about monkeys.
Â Â Â From the beloved author of Where the Red Fern Grows, comes another memorable adventure novel filled with heart, humor, and excitement over the course of one extraordinary summer.
Praise for Wilson Rawlsâ Where the Red Fern Grows
A Top 100 Childrenâs Novel, School Library Journal
A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR
Winner of 4 State Awards
Over 7 million copies in print!
âA rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased.â âThe New York Times Book Review
âOne of the great classics of childrenâs literature . . . Any child who doesnât get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.â âCommon Sense Media
âAn exciting tale of love and adventure youâll never forget.â âSchool Library Journal
âA book of unadorned naturalness.â âKirkus Reviews
âWritten with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.â âArizona Daily Star
âItâs a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I canât even go on without getting a little misty.â âThe Huffington Post