Killgloom Park

Neil BOYTON, S. J. (1884 - 1956)

Join Angelo Daily and his chums during a fun filled summer at Killgloom Park, a Coney Island, New York amusement park in the 1930's. A runaway tiger! Tracking down a wanted thief! Climbing down a ferris wheel in the middle of the night! These are just a few of the exciting things that happen during this adventurous summer!

The author grew up in the world of amusement parks, providing first hand material for two of his boys books – “On the Sands of Coney” and its sequel, this title - “Killgloom Park”. (“On the Sands of Coney” is still under copyright, and cannot be recorded, but it is not necessary to be familiar with it to enjoy this book!) The author was a Catholic Jesuit Priest, and in 1926 he was appointed a Scout Chaplain for the Greater New York City Scout Camps. He spent many years involved with the Boy Scouts, and wrote a long list of stories and books, mainly fiction, for and about scouts. (Summary by Maria Therese)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Sandwich Sign Maria Therese
00:17:50
Play 02 02 - A Monkey Shiner Maria Therese
00:21:17
Play 03 03 - The Reception Committee Maria Therese
00:14:31
Play 04 04 - A Morning Circus Maria Therese
00:20:17
Play 05 05 - Miss Caesar Maria Therese
00:16:39
Play 06 06 - The World's Sickest People Maria Therese
00:16:56
Play 07 07 - Furry Devil Maria Therese
00:20:28
Play 08 08 - The Battle of Free For All Maria Therese
00:13:43
Play 09 09 - Little Robber Maria Therese
00:15:12
Play 10 10 - Scout Trouble Maria Therese
00:12:48
Play 11 11 - Low Bridge Maria Therese
00:20:04
Play 12 12 - Valecita's Pussies Maria Therese
00:15:42
Play 13 13 - His Luckiest Bump Maria Therese
00:19:18
Play 14 14 - Ghost Money Maria Therese
00:14:48
Play 15 15 - Stalled on High Maria Therese
00:18:09
Play 16 16 - Wounded Ankle Maria Therese
00:13:45
Play 17 17 - Mardi Gras Maria Therese
00:08:48