Based on a true story of a train track operator in South Africa, and his remarkable friend and coworker Jack the Baboon.
This picture book tells the story of Jim and Jack's remarkable partnership and friendship working on the South African rail lines. It is an inspiring true story, about overcoming physical obstacles and the bond of friendship. This book celebrates the early days before service animals were common place.
The illustrations are colorful, realistic, and classic, drawing on inspiration from real photographs of the dynamic duo of man and baboon.
I highly recommend this charming true story of a man and his faithful baboon as they worked together on the rails for 9 years until Jack's death.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.