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Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial The author of Sizzle Splat takes readers back in time toto the famous Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee This novel unfolds from the point of view of ayear old girl, a student of John Scopes ❰Ebook❯ ➧ The Soldiers Wife Author Margaret Leroy – 9facts.co.uk Tennessee This novel unfolds from the point of view of ayear old girl ➾ [Download] ➻ Terms of Surrender (Alpha Squad By Kylie Brant ➷ – 9facts.co.uk a student of John Scopes Easy read and entertaining historical fiction The only think that felt off is the 15 year old girl who is main character She could have hadof a depth to her personality Maybe because a man author wrote the book I liked it, but this is absolutelycoming of age story than a great depiction of the trial it IS YA, so the trial is the backdrop for the last childhood summer of Fran If you re looking for a good examination of the actual TRIAL, please read the wonderful play, Inherit the Wind instead This is a good introduction to the idea of Creationism.vs Evolution, though, and I can see myself using this text in my future Ethics classes for 9th graders Jen from Quebec 0 Dayton is a sleepy little town nestled in the mountains of Tennessee It is long across and about two miles wide Despite being the home of Bryan College, a school with over 800 students from around the world, it clings persistently to its small town feel The local librarians know the gossip on almost everyone and a trip to Wal Mart inevitably becomes a socializing experience The big cities of Hixson and Chattanooga offer malls, movie theaters, and museums when local entertainment proves un Dayton is a sleepy little town nestled in the mountains of Tennessee It is long across and about two miles wide Despite being the home of Bryan College, a school with over 800 students from around the world, it clings persistently to its small town feel The local librarians know the gossip on almost everyone and a trip to Wal Mart inevitably becomes a socializing experience The big cities of Hixson and Chattanooga offer malls, movie theaters, and museums when local entertainment proves uninspiring McDonalds is the hot spot for post prom parties and live gospel music on Thursday nights It is the sort of community where moonshine making, tobacco chewing, Confederate flag flying teens park next to tiny, wrinkled old ladies who live in tumbled down houses and thoughtfully recall their graduation from Bryan College, fifty years ago People tend to come to Dayton and just never leave Local attractions include Harmony House an adorable little cafe that grinds its own coffee and closes at six o clock on weekdays and SnowBiz I heartily recommend the Bryan Lion with cream, best snow cone I ve ever had Overall, it is your typical little Tennessee town that probably would have disappeared years ago if it weren t for one very important event In 1925, the community leaders of Dayton decided to host the debate of the century in a court room The Scopes Trial fired the evolution v creation debate in the United States and brought national attention to one tiny little town Though relatively forgotten by most of the world, Dayton persistently clings to the memory of that momentous summer The novelMonkey Town The Summer of the Scopes Trial by Ronald Kidd reviews the beginning and events of the trial through the eyes of a fifteen year old girl It is a coming of age novel about the struggles of learning, growing, and first love Frances Robinson attends Rhea County High school and works at her Dad s drugstore She also is madly in love with her teacher, John T Scopes She wears her hair short, plays the piano, and believes her Dad in infallible That is, until the city leaders cook up a plan to put Dayton on the map and Scopes on the witness stand Suddenly, Dayton is submerged with sneering reporters, fast talking preachers, and monkeys dressed in suits Quaint Dayton is suddenly Monkey Town , the laughing stock of the U.S She discovers that maybe her Dad isn t so honest and begins to doubt the truth of the Bible After all, if scientist say it is inaccurate, could the Scriptures really be true And can a town be good when it puts a man on trial for publicityMonkey Town surprised me It is a well written book The writing style is enjoyable for its intended teenage audience and Kidd does a good job representing the trial He portrays the town and people of Dayton kindly and, I think, fairly In fact, if the book stuck to the trial, it might have been really good But Kidd attempts a coming of age story in his rendition of the trial, something in the flavor ofTo Kill A Mockingbird, and that is where he goes wrong It is not necessarily in how he forms Francis s transformation, but in the rather pulled together way he does it The first problem is Francis s crush on John Scopes While a teenage girl probably would like her handsome young teacher, Kidd has obviously never been a fifteen year old girl with a crush She s so logical about it Maybe two or three times, she pictures their future together and spends a few paragraphs contemplating their coming lives, throws in a sentence or two about his blond hair, but otherwise seems to set her crush aside in watching the preceding She doesn t seem to upset about his leaving for the summer, or for forever She allows annoying, nagging worries to puzzle her about how they were ruining him as a man allowing for convenient conversations and thought monologues about truth and goodness and the Bible None of them are that compelling.The second problem with the book is that Francis is, frankly, an unreliable narrator What I mean by that is, despite Kidd s generally fair coverage of the situation, there is an inherent bias neatly hidden in Francis s coming of age She s one of them a person of Dayton, a Christian but because of her love of Scopes, doubts And because she doubts she sees the truth Well, so we re led to believe By the end, Francis has pondered the deep issues of life and come to her own satisfying conclusions Excuse me if I am skeptical of how easy it all is What makes a book likeTo Kill A Mockingbird great Scout, while growing up, realizes she doesn t have all the answers and that adulthood is a lot harder than it looks Not so with Francis Francis tells her Father she believes a little of Christianity and a little of evolution and is quite satisfied with that She makes up with her friend, fixes her relationship with her family by standing firm on her new beliefs, and ponders the complexity of people when considering the journalist H.L Mencken The Francis we are introduced to at the beginning of the book has a shallow faith and an innocent outlook on life Her struggle to let go of her comfortable blanket of truths like, the Bible being infallible is hardly a struggle, and by the end, Francis has simply switched her beliefs to another un proven and rather shallow stance There is something trite about Francis s coming of age Perhaps the problem isMonkey Town tries to reveal truths about life and growing up, but only manages to make it half way In many ways, Dayton hasn t changed much since 1925 The courthouse now has a statue of William Jennings Bryan out front and a war memorial where anxious reporters once stood Wal Mart has replaced Robinson s Drug store but Baylor High school is still Rhea County s rival There is one important difference though Something that might have benefited fifteen year old Frances Robinson a great deal, and actually did change the real Francis Robinson s life It s a school on a hill, a school built at the recommendation of William Jennings Bryan Now, I admit, I m a little partial to Bryan College I go there I live in a dorm called Robinson, named after the F.E Robinson, the real Francis Robinson s Father But William Jennings Bryan, and the men who founded what was originally known as William Jennings Bryan University, realized that the Scopes Trials wasthan a publicity stunt It wasthan a bunch of southern hicks putting a biology teacher on trial for teaching against the beliefs of the Bible Belt It wasthan trying a law on the Tennessee books The Scopes Trial was a clash of ideologies Not all Christians were or are the fickle, rather shallow, people presented in this book They sought Truth and defense of the Truth Monkey Town is not a book I would go out of my way to recommend It was, frankly, a good attempt at something deep that concluded weakly It is well written and a book teenagers will appreciate But it is not excellent It is accurate in a factual way, but missing when it comes to several key elements about those who hosted the trial and why they did it It is, simply, a nice book that misses the point The book Monkey Town by Ronald Kidd portrays an all American, Christian town that goes through a giant change The book follows a girl named Frances Robinson living in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee Frances has always lived by the rules of the church and the beliefs of her father, but when a large, attention hogging, publicity filled trial sweeps through town, everything that she has ever known is challenged The book shadows the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, showing how it affected the coun The book Monkey Town by Ronald Kidd portrays an all American, Christian town that goes through a giant change The book follows a girl named Frances Robinson living in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee Frances has always lived by the rules of the church and the beliefs of her father, but when a large, attention hogging, publicity filled trial sweeps through town, everything that she has ever known is challenged The book shadows the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, showing how it affected the country and the families within it I believe that the message of this book is that change is good, and that even though keeping traditional ways and beliefs are important, bringing in new ones is what propels our world forward Even though this book had simple writing, I enjoyed because the simplicity of the writing was balanced by the complexity of the story Ronald Kidd forced the reader to experience the feelings of a girl developing thoughts for herself, a very puzzling thing

    ❰Ebook❯ ➧ The Soldiers Wife Author Margaret Leroy – 9facts.co.uk Tennessee This novel unfolds from the point of view of ayear old girl ➾ [Download] ➻ Terms of Surrender (Alpha Squad By Kylie Brant ➷ – 9facts.co.uk a student of John Scopes Easy read and entertaining historical fiction The only think that felt off is the 15 year old girl who is main character She could have hadof a depth to her personality Maybe because a man author wrote the book I liked it, but this is absolutelycoming of age story than a great depiction of the trial it IS YA, so the trial is the backdrop for the last childhood summer of Fran If you re looking for a good examination of the actual TRIAL, please read the wonderful play, Inherit the Wind instead This is a good introduction to the idea of Creationism.vs Evolution, though, and I can see myself using this text in my future Ethics classes for 9th graders Jen from Quebec 0 Dayton is a sleepy little town nestled in the mountains of Tennessee It is long across and about two miles wide Despite being the home of Bryan College, a school with over 800 students from around the world, it clings persistently to its small town feel The local librarians know the gossip on almost everyone and a trip to Wal Mart inevitably becomes a socializing experience The big cities of Hixson and Chattanooga offer malls, movie theaters, and museums when local entertainment proves un Dayton is a sleepy little town nestled in the mountains of Tennessee It is long across and about two miles wide Despite being the home of Bryan College, a school with over 800 students from around the world, it clings persistently to its small town feel The local librarians know the gossip on almost everyone and a trip to Wal Mart inevitably becomes a socializing experience The big cities of Hixson and Chattanooga offer malls, movie theaters, and museums when local entertainment proves uninspiring McDonalds is the hot spot for post prom parties and live gospel music on Thursday nights It is the sort of community where moonshine making, tobacco chewing, Confederate flag flying teens park next to tiny, wrinkled old ladies who live in tumbled down houses and thoughtfully recall their graduation from Bryan College, fifty years ago People tend to come to Dayton and just never leave Local attractions include Harmony House an adorable little cafe that grinds its own coffee and closes at six o clock on weekdays and SnowBiz I heartily recommend the Bryan Lion with cream, best snow cone I ve ever had Overall, it is your typical little Tennessee town that probably would have disappeared years ago if it weren t for one very important event In 1925, the community leaders of Dayton decided to host the debate of the century in a court room The Scopes Trial fired the evolution v creation debate in the United States and brought national attention to one tiny little town Though relatively forgotten by most of the world, Dayton persistently clings to the memory of that momentous summer The novelMonkey Town The Summer of the Scopes Trial by Ronald Kidd reviews the beginning and events of the trial through the eyes of a fifteen year old girl It is a coming of age novel about the struggles of learning, growing, and first love Frances Robinson attends Rhea County High school and works at her Dad s drugstore She also is madly in love with her teacher, John T Scopes She wears her hair short, plays the piano, and believes her Dad in infallible That is, until the city leaders cook up a plan to put Dayton on the map and Scopes on the witness stand Suddenly, Dayton is submerged with sneering reporters, fast talking preachers, and monkeys dressed in suits Quaint Dayton is suddenly Monkey Town , the laughing stock of the U.S She discovers that maybe her Dad isn t so honest and begins to doubt the truth of the Bible After all, if scientist say it is inaccurate, could the Scriptures really be true And can a town be good when it puts a man on trial for publicityMonkey Town surprised me It is a well written book The writing style is enjoyable for its intended teenage audience and Kidd does a good job representing the trial He portrays the town and people of Dayton kindly and, I think, fairly In fact, if the book stuck to the trial, it might have been really good But Kidd attempts a coming of age story in his rendition of the trial, something in the flavor ofTo Kill A Mockingbird, and that is where he goes wrong It is not necessarily in how he forms Francis s transformation, but in the rather pulled together way he does it The first problem is Francis s crush on John Scopes While a teenage girl probably would like her handsome young teacher, Kidd has obviously never been a fifteen year old girl with a crush She s so logical about it Maybe two or three times, she pictures their future together and spends a few paragraphs contemplating their coming lives, throws in a sentence or two about his blond hair, but otherwise seems to set her crush aside in watching the preceding She doesn t seem to upset about his leaving for the summer, or for forever She allows annoying, nagging worries to puzzle her about how they were ruining him as a man allowing for convenient conversations and thought monologues about truth and goodness and the Bible None of them are that compelling.The second problem with the book is that Francis is, frankly, an unreliable narrator What I mean by that is, despite Kidd s generally fair coverage of the situation, there is an inherent bias neatly hidden in Francis s coming of age She s one of them a person of Dayton, a Christian but because of her love of Scopes, doubts And because she doubts she sees the truth Well, so we re led to believe By the end, Francis has pondered the deep issues of life and come to her own satisfying conclusions Excuse me if I am skeptical of how easy it all is What makes a book likeTo Kill A Mockingbird great Scout, while growing up, realizes she doesn t have all the answers and that adulthood is a lot harder than it looks Not so with Francis Francis tells her Father she believes a little of Christianity and a little of evolution and is quite satisfied with that She makes up with her friend, fixes her relationship with her family by standing firm on her new beliefs, and ponders the complexity of people when considering the journalist H.L Mencken The Francis we are introduced to at the beginning of the book has a shallow faith and an innocent outlook on life Her struggle to let go of her comfortable blanket of truths like, the Bible being infallible is hardly a struggle, and by the end, Francis has simply switched her beliefs to another un proven and rather shallow stance There is something trite about Francis s coming of age Perhaps the problem isMonkey Town tries to reveal truths about life and growing up, but only manages to make it half way In many ways, Dayton hasn t changed much since 1925 The courthouse now has a statue of William Jennings Bryan out front and a war memorial where anxious reporters once stood Wal Mart has replaced Robinson s Drug store but Baylor High school is still Rhea County s rival There is one important difference though Something that might have benefited fifteen year old Frances Robinson a great deal, and actually did change the real Francis Robinson s life It s a school on a hill, a school built at the recommendation of William Jennings Bryan Now, I admit, I m a little partial to Bryan College I go there I live in a dorm called Robinson, named after the F.E Robinson, the real Francis Robinson s Father But William Jennings Bryan, and the men who founded what was originally known as William Jennings Bryan University, realized that the Scopes Trials wasthan a publicity stunt It wasthan a bunch of southern hicks putting a biology teacher on trial for teaching against the beliefs of the Bible Belt It wasthan trying a law on the Tennessee books The Scopes Trial was a clash of ideologies Not all Christians were or are the fickle, rather shallow, people presented in this book They sought Truth and defense of the Truth Monkey Town is not a book I would go out of my way to recommend It was, frankly, a good attempt at something deep that concluded weakly It is well written and a book teenagers will appreciate But it is not excellent It is accurate in a factual way, but missing when it comes to several key elements about those who hosted the trial and why they did it It is, simply, a nice book that misses the point The book Monkey Town by Ronald Kidd portrays an all American, Christian town that goes through a giant change The book follows a girl named Frances Robinson living in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee Frances has always lived by the rules of the church and the beliefs of her father, but when a large, attention hogging, publicity filled trial sweeps through town, everything that she has ever known is challenged The book shadows the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, showing how it affected the coun The book Monkey Town by Ronald Kidd portrays an all American, Christian town that goes through a giant change The book follows a girl named Frances Robinson living in the small town of Dayton, Tennessee Frances has always lived by the rules of the church and the beliefs of her father, but when a large, attention hogging, publicity filled trial sweeps through town, everything that she has ever known is challenged The book shadows the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, showing how it affected the country and the families within it I believe that the message of this book is that change is good, and that even though keeping traditional ways and beliefs are important, bringing in new ones is what propels our world forward Even though this book had simple writing, I enjoyed because the simplicity of the writing was balanced by the complexity of the story Ronald Kidd forced the reader to experience the feelings of a girl developing thoughts for herself, a very puzzling 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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial
  • Ronald Kidd
  • English
  • 14 October 2018
  • 1416905723

About the Author: Ronald Kidd

Ronald Kidd is the author of thirteen novels for young readers, including the highly acclaimed Night on Fire and Monkey Town The Summer of the Scopes Trial His novels of adventure, comedy, mystery, and American history have received the Children s Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library He is a two time O Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


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