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Monkey Mountain [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Passen
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A hilarious fictional telling of The Great Monkey Escape from Frank Buck's Jungle Camp on Long Island, NY in nineteen thirty-five as seen through the eyes of twelve-year old Nancy Johnson; based on a true story.

Monkey Mountain is the (sort of) true story of the Great Monkey Escape from Frank Buck's Jungle Camp on Long Island, NY. A hilarious fictional telling of a true event, Monkey Mountain is set in the midst of the Great Depression. Its various characters' interconnecting stories center around twelve-year old Nancy Johnson and the Monkey Mountain at Frank Buck's Zoo. Excitement enters Nancy's world as she is caught up in the mayhem that ensues as hundreds of monkeys escape from the zoo. Like the fugitive monkeys, Nancy and the others learn a thing or two about breaking free to follow a dream. Some will, some won't, and some can't.

Product Details

  • File Size: 953 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FL07CJ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,669,320 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lisa Passen again whetted the reader's appetite by an intriguing, amusing and satisfying young adult story based on true events. The story includes testing the bonds of friendship, zoo adventures, young love (and not so young! :), hope, promise, and monkey magic. Read the wonderfully interwoven stories of characters who will become real to you from the first page, and hoping a sequel appears in the not-so-distant future so that another "monkey escape" leads to more adventure. Thank you for the wild ride!
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This book was captivating and greatly entertaining right from the start. As in all good books, it is character driven and written around a complex and interwoven plot. As a retired English teacher of middle school students, I highly recommend this book. It has friendship, romance, mystery, and suspense. It is set during the Depression in the small town of Massapequa Park, NY. The characters live seemingly ordinary lives through extraordinary events which are both serious and hilarious. I loved reading this book and I encourage teachers to add this book to students ' "must read" list.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars September 17, 2014
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Grew up IN Massapequa L.I in the 50's and remember the stories that everyone told....
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