Railway Jack: The True Story of an Amazing Baboon

By JOHNSTON, KT

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9781684460885
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Capstone


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Reviewed on January 1, 2020  |  Elementary

Gr 3–5—Debut author Johnston focuses on the relationship between Jim Wide, a railway guard and train inspector in Uitenhage, South Africa, in the late 1800s, and his service animal Jack, a chacma baboon. Wide made himself a pair of wooden legs after a work accident left him without the lower portions of his legs. He displayed continuous ingenuity when creating tools to improve his mobility and the capacity to do his job. One day, Wide saw Jack assisting a man with his oxen. Wide purchased Jack and trained the animal to pi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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