Title: Monkey for Sale
Author and Illustrator: Sanna Stanley
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 3.3
Concepts: markets, prices, barter
Summary: Two girls make a series of trades in order to free a captured monkey. Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the story conveys the excitement of Market Day. Luzolo has a five-franc coin to spend. Her parents caution her to choose wisely and bargain for a fair price. When she and Kiese discover that a village woman has captured a wild monkey to sell as a pet, the friends make it their mission to free it.
Source of Summary: Publisher Weekly Review