Olivia y los monos is based on the true story of the Mishahuallí monkeys. Mishahuallí is a small village in the Ecuadorian Amazon where, for better or for worse, humans and monkeys share their home.


Olivia is a very curious 16-year-old girl who likes to travel and who loves animals. She travels with her parents to Misahuallí. She is fascinated with the group of wild monkeys that live in the town. The monkeys approach and interact with tourists and the town’s people. In Olivia y los monos one after another amusing situation occurs with the monkeys. The story is told from Olivia’s point of view. Ecuadorian Verónica Moscoso, the author of this novella, visited Misahuallí to make a documentary. There she met the famous monkeys. This book is based on events that she witnessed and filmed and on stories that the town’s people told her.


Targeted Level:

  • Level 1
  • Unique Word Count: 270
  • Total Word Count: 2,600