The Mighty Skink by Paul Shipton

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I thought about it so often that it made my head itch on the inside. What's it like out there...out in the land of humans?

Sure, Kaz has questions about life beyond the Fence. Yet aside from the occasional scrapes with Block the bully, he doesn't think the Enclosure is so bad. It's where he unzips bananas at mealtime, monkeys around with his buddy Chim, and WHOOOOOOPS loudly in the tress. It's the only place Kaz has ever known.

Then the mighty Skink arrives. An outsider with a scrawny body, a fearless heart, and a mind packed with crazy ideas, Skink refused to conform to the Rules of his new home. Together with the timid Chim, Kaz and the mighty Skink plot an escape. If they succeed, life inside--and outside--the Enclosure will never be the same.

 

About Paul Shipton

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Paul Shipton is the author of many books for young readers, including BUG MULDOON: THE GARDEN OF FEAR and THE MIGHTY STINK. Of THE PIG SCROLLS, he says, "I got the idea for this book when I was reading Homer's Odyssey and found myself most interested in some of the non-heroic characters in the background. Working on the book gave me a chance to revisit a world I have always loved -- that of ancient mythology and history. And of course, in order to research the character of Gryllus fully, I was forced to eat a huge number of pies." Paul Shipton and his family divide their time between Cambridge, England, and Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Published October 3, 1996 by Oxford Univ Press. 127 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kaz’s settled life in a wildlife park’s monkey compound is set on its ear when Skink, a daredevil new monkey, arrives to challenge the well-defined social order, and to offer heterodox versions of the Tales that explain why monkeys should be subservient to humans.

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