Friday, June 4, 2021

A Monkey's Tale (1964)


I posted about this book in 2010 so it is time for a re-scan and re-share of this charming piece of fiction. With adding more to the story it seems much different than your usual children's book. The story is about a monkey and a Soviet cosmonaut who are launched at the same time. The cosmonaut has trouble and the monkey end up helping him out. Upon return to Earth the Cosmonaut and the monkey are honored in parades and the monkey is thanked in Moscow  (even though he is an American Monkey). The final line of the story is one of the great one's of cold war children's fiction (does such a category exist?)

Kravetz, Nathan. Illustrated by Perl, Susan. A Monkey’s Tale. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (59 p.) 1964.

 That last line is: "Then, thank God for American monkeys," he whispered.

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