This was in the late 1800s in Cherokee Nation Oklahoma. Lending a degree of dignity to the proceedings are Michael Ontkean as Jay Berry's subdued and kindhearted father, and Wilford Brimley as Grandpa Sam, the crusty old voice of reason. How on earth could the little monkeys have gotten out of the net? Sam shows Jay the house Bayliss used to live in and tells Jay that Bayliss' family left him due to his drinking. Daisy is crippled with a club foot so she can't go out and about like her brother can, so it made sense that her mother stay at home to watch out for her since she's good at nursing. With the modified monkey traps and his mother's needed items, Jay Berry sets out for home. For circus performers, they're just not very entertaining.
I read it in sixth grade where the timing, emotion, and--of course--story of it all were magical and conspired to delight me before catching me off guard with its heart. It's about this boy Jay Berry Lee and he lives in hard working underclass family. He learned about faith, and wishes coming true, and knowing what it is you really want. The Lee family lives in the late 1800s on a family farm on Cherokee land in the middle of the Cherokee Nation. They have their classes inside those buildings. I would highly recommend this book to all ages.
The central conflict of this book is man vs nature because Jay is trying to capture the monkeys. The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. His life is full of adventure exploring in the river bottoms. Jay Berry sets out to capture these monkeys and get enough to Summer of the Monkeys is one of my all time favorite books. Grandpa said there wasn't any animal that couldn't be caught somehow, and Jay Berry started out believing him. His relationship with his family is such a great story all in itself, and will make you remember special times with your grandpa.
He later revealed his literary desires to his wife, Sophie, and she encouraged him to keep writing. Hands down, this is one of the best books I've ever read. How in the world was I a school librarian for so many years without reading this book. I bought this book to read to my 10 year old son. This book is such a wonderful story about a boy that is from a poor family, he goes on an adventure with his dog catching monkeys that got loose from the circus. The young boy and his dog is in for some laughter and serious life lessons when the monkeys outsmart them on a daily basis. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things.
Aside from the monkeys' pronounced lack of cooperation, the biggest obstacles in Jay Berry's way are a stern mother, an ailing little sister who refuses to take him seriously, and Bayliss Hatcher, a rifle-toting old drunk who won't stand to have meddling boys on his property. Toby, in a fight with Jay. His mother home-schooled her children, and after Rawls read Jack London's canine-centered tale Call of the Wild, he decided to become a writer. Summer of the Monkeys is my new favorite book. Daisy sets out to follow Jay to the bottoms, when Bayliss Hatcher steps in the bear trap and accidentally shoots his gun into the sky. What a great book for a novel study, for teaching voice, setting, use of language, point of view, etc.
Each of these obstacles winds up teaching the restless boy a thing or two about loyalty, responsibility, and courage. I think I might have read it again a second time by myself. His Grandpa owns a store in Cherokee Ozark. She still tells me to drive carefully and slowly whenever I get ready to leave the house or besides in me in the passenger seat, and I've been driving for 10 years now including while she sleeps on road trips haha. I think prayer and really believing in your wish can help more than anything else. The kids hate it when a chapter ends and we might be done for the night.
Mostly they sit around, occasionally throwing in a tired back flip or two. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there was a handsome reward in store for anyone who could catch them. The monetary reward is significant enough for 14 yr. Not quite sure what to believe Jay Berry goes along with her, just in case The Old Man is real. I wanted my little sister to get that old leg of hers fixed up.
Jay Berry Lee lives with his Mom, Dad, and sister in Oklahoma Cherokee Ozark. Jay then walks Annie back to the ranch. I remember not reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingles Wilder when I was younger because it was a boy and I thought it would be dull. The young boy and his dog is in for some laughter and serious life lessons when the monkeys outsmart them on a daily basis. The suspense is great too.
The dog doesn't die, and the story has a completely happy ending! The next day, Jay runs back to the river bottoms to get revenge on the monkeys. Now how about 28 monkeys and a chimpanzee? For years, the family has been saving money to pay for the operation. This book will make an excellent read aloud with children at about the age of 8 or 9, when they are starting to have hopes and dreams and are able to do things on their own. Jay Berry asks his dad if he believes the wishes they made at the fairy ring will come true. For me it was a wonderful, funny, deeply-moving-read. When Jay returns home, he is punished for the fight.
Script by Greg Taylor and Jim Strain is cookie-cutter clean and shamelessly telegraphs its points. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. One day, a circus train derails near the Lee farm; one car bursts open allowing twenty-nine circus monkeys to escape. I've never understood why that book is so much better known than — I much prefer stories where the dog doesn't die — but there's no accounting for popular taste. Everyone would be wishing for what they needed or wanted. If that were true, there would be a lot of lazy people in this old world. Humorous and Inspiring Jay Berry just cracks me up.