Joan Chalmers lives in Durban on the coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Mother of four and grandmother to nine, her home has always been filled with stray animals, cats, dogs, rabbits, gerbils, white mice, rats, crows just to name a few, usually rescued by her children. These creatures were allowed to wander around freely and visitors would be astonished to see a crow playing the piano, or a rabbit hopping through the house. Having also lived in close contact with wild vervet monkeys since she was a child, once her own children had left home, the opening of a vervet rehabilitation centre, Vervet Haven seemed inevitable. The arrival of this baby Samango into her life, as her close friend Misty said would be an experience of a lifetime. And it was.
Joan with her husband Tom run a very successful Aviation magazine World Airnews.
Sammy gets into Trouble
by Joan Chalmers
"Sammy gets into Trouble" is the second in a children's series of books. It tells of some of the adventures of this little samango monkey that, for five years, lived with a human family. He was forever in trouble, riding on the dog, cleaning the cat's ears, playing with the wild vervets, and "helping" with the daily chores around the house. He is now back into the wild with a troop of samangos
Sammy the Samango Monkey
by Joan Chalmers
'Sammy the Samango Monkey' is the first in a series about a Samango monkey who spent his first five years with a human family. He became very smart and very naughty. He cleaned the cat's ears, rode on the dog's back, sat in the kitchen cupboard and threw all the dishes down on the floor. He swung on the light fittings and removed the globes. Nothing was safe from him.
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