Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail

Howard R. GARIS (1873 - 1962)

Once upon a time, not so very many years ago, there were two little monkey boys who lived with their papa and mamma off in the woods in a funny house at the top of a tall tree. These little monkeys were the cutest and most cunning chaps you would want to see, even if you went in an airship to the circus.

I have already told you something about one of them—a red monkey—who traveled with Uncle Wiggily Longears, when the old gentleman rabbit was going about, seeking his fortune. Well, this red monkey's name was Jacko Kinkytail; and his tail, as were the tails of all his family, was all twisted up in kinks. That's how Jacko got his last name—Kinkytail. His brother's name was Jumpo, and Jumpo was colored green. The reason for that was this: Once Jumpo's mamma bought him a green balloon at the circus. Jumpo was a little baby then, and he didn't know any better than to try to eat the green balloon. Perhaps he thought it was candy. At any rate, before his mamma saw him he had chewed nearly half of the balloon, and he soon turned a pretty green color like the leaves on the trees. Oh! his mamma and papa felt dreadful about it, and they did everything they could to get the color out of the little monkey, but they couldn't, and green he stayed.

"But it doesn't much matter," said Jumpo's papa, "for as long as Jacko is red I think it is nice to have his brother colored green. They look so odd and queer when they go out walking together." "Oh, but think of having one's children red and green, like some flag," cried Mamma Kinkytail. However, it couldn't be helped, so now I'll tell you some stories of Jacko and Jumpo.

- Summary by Chapter 1

Genre(s): Children's Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Kinkytails Go To School Shasta
00:12:16
Play 02 Jumpo and the Cocoanut Shasta
00:13:08
Play 03 The Kinkytails Make a Pudding Shasta
00:11:37
Play 04 Jacko and the Peanuts Shasta
00:13:12
Play 05 Jumpo and the Ice Cream Shasta
00:11:36
Play 06 Jacko and the Paper Bag Shasta
00:11:41
Play 07 Jumpo and the Green Parrot Shasta
00:12:09
Play 08 The Kinkytails and the Bear Shasta
00:12:13
Play 09 The Kinkytails at Hide and Seek Shasta
00:11:33
Play 10 Jumpo and Uncle Wiggily Shasta
00:11:43
Play 11 Jumpo and Susie Littletail Shasta
00:12:41
Play 12 Jacko and the Little Mouse Shasta
00:10:52
Play 13 Papa Kinkytail and Mr. Gander Shasta
00:12:37
Play 14 Jumpo and the Chestnut Burr Shasta
00:12:19
Play 15 Jacko and the Roast Chestnuts Shasta
00:10:33
Play 16 The Kinkytails Make Money Shasta
00:09:07
Play 17 The Kinkytails Spend Money Shasta
00:11:34
Play 18 Jumpo and Jacko in the Auto Shasta
00:10:45
Play 19 Jumpo and the Roast Marshmallows Shasta
00:12:13
Play 20 Jacko and the Busy Bee Shasta
00:10:16
Play 21 Jacko and the Grape Vine Shasta
00:12:11
Play 22 Jacko Does Some Tricks Shasta
00:12:44
Play 23 Jumpo and the Paper Cup Shasta
00:12:19
Play 24 The Kinkytails Blow Bubbles Shasta
00:11:24
Play 25 Jacko and the Paper Chain Shasta
00:11:59
Play 26 The Kinkytails and the Cricket Shasta
00:11:36
Play 27 The Kinkytails and the Doll's House Shasta
00:11:31
Play 28 Jacko and the Train of Cars Shasta
00:12:05
Play 29 Jumpo and His Airship Shasta
00:10:43
Play 30 Jumpo and the Talcum Powder Shasta
00:11:07
Play 31 How Jacko Washed the Dishes Shasta
00:12:16