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Monkeys and Merit Badges Paul Fleming Jr.

Monkeys and Merit Badges

Paul Fleming Jr.

Published January 12th 2004
ISBN : 9781592866588
Paperback
260 pages
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 About the Book 

This is about a boy with the ponderous name of Gaylord. Throckmorton Montmorency Crawford who grows up in a small town in Eastern Arkansas during the great depression of the 1930s. The story portrays accurately the values of such a town whereMoreThis is about a boy with the ponderous name of Gaylord. Throckmorton Montmorency Crawford who grows up in a small town in Eastern Arkansas during the great depression of the 1930s. The story portrays accurately the values of such a town where continual emphasis was placed upon honorable conduct, correct manners, and education. The book takes Gaylord from about three to almost eighteen years of age. He is involved in the social fabric of the town, the activities in school, the church, and the Boy Scouts. He discovers girls and engages in the normal inquiries and inclinations of a teenager. He advances in the Boy Scouts and ultimately earns his Eagle badge. Gaylord is a senior in high school when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. His father agrees to give his permission to join the Army as soon as he graduates. The story concludes with Gaylord being sworn in, followed by a surprise ending.