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Monkeys on the Road by Mary Hollendoner

February 22, 2023

I won this book in a draw some time ago and am very glad I’ve now read it. What an adventure Mary Hollendoner and her family had as they drove their Vancito through South America. The heroine of the book, for me, was their little daughter Lilly, whose sunny nature and practical acceptance of everything the journey threw at them were quite remarkable. I also very much enjoyed reading about the people they met in each of the countries they travelled through and also about the stunning scenery.

My only regret is that there were so many gaps in time and place because I found keeping up with the timeline a bit confusing. I realise there is a limit to how long a book can be, but I would have liked the whole story, maybe in three books instead of one. I also found it a little repetitive in places. That said, it was a fascinating travelogue with some unimaginable experiences and I take my hat off to this spunky family. Recommended!

The link to the book on Amazon US is here:


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