Summer of the Monkeys is a 1976 children's novel written by Wilson Rawls. The book was published by Doubleday and was the winner of the William Allen White Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal. Summer of the Monkeys takes place in the very late 19th century. It is about a fourteen-year old boy named Jay Berry Lee who wants a pony and a .22 caliber gun. The book starts by describing Jay Berry's happy and idyllic life, which is ruined when he discovers a batch of monkeys. Jay Berry's parents were young and proud sharecroppers living in Missouri, but they were also somewhat unhappy...
|Genre:||Children's literature, Fiction|
|Number of editions:||8|