The Empress of Elsewhereby DK Publishing
Jim and his sister Mary Al have been hired for the summer by "Mrs. Million Dillion," the wealthiest woman in their Texas town, to spend time with J.D., her granddaughter. J.D. has an angry attitude a mile wide. But when she's around the Empressa monkey her late father left to hershe acts like someone else. Someone Jim could be friends with.....
"By turns comic and heartrending, the story is propelled along by Jim's distinctive East Texan narration and populated by a cast of memorable characters." The Horn Book
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