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.
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Honors and Praise for Wilson Rawls Where the Red Fern Grows:
A School Library Journal Top 100 Childrens Novel
An NPR Must-Read for Kids Ages 9 to 14
Winner of 4 State Awards
Over 7 million copies in print!
"A rewarding book . . . [with] careful, precise observation, all of it rightly phrased." The New York Times Book Review
"One of the great classics of childrens literature . . . Any child who doesnt get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years." Common Sense Media
"An exciting tale of love and adventure youll never forget." School Library Journal
"A book of unadorned naturalness." Kirkus Reviews
"Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn with a passion." Arizona Daily Star
"Its a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I cant even go on without getting a little misty." The Huffington Post