From far-away Liberian Africa come these unusual stories of a boy who grows to learn the things every boy needs to know and wants to know. Through stories of great charm and individuality, we come to know Momolu's family, his brave strong father, Flumbo, who is respected and learned, and other important people of the tribe. A pet monkey, a severe chief, a new friend, all have lessons of bravery, courage, respect. Moral tales with no oppressive taint of preaching. Fine values, colorful, well told. Fine for reading aloud to seven and older, and for fourth grade and up to read to themselves.