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The Girl with No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys

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In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her home and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself.

So begins the story of her five years among the monkeys, during which time she gradually became feral; she lost the ability to speak, lost all inhibition, lost any real sense of being human, replacing the structure of human society with the social mores of her new simian family. But her harrowing adventure was only beginning . . .

In the vein of Slumdog Millionaire and City of God, this rousing story of a lost child who overcomes the dangers of the wild and the brutality of the streets to finally reclaim her life will astonish readers everywhere. 

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The amazing story of a girl who overcomes unique hardship and deprivation--growing up with a troop of capuchin monkeys--to find ultimate redemption.- As seen on

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Documents the story of a South American 4-year-old who after being abducted and abandoned in the Colombian jungle miraculously survived by imitating a troop of capuchin monkeys among whom she lived a feral existence for five years before being discovered and sold into prostitution by unscrupulous hunters.

About the Author

Based in Wales, co-author Lynne Barrett-Lee's first novel, Julia Gets a Life, was published by Bantam. Her most recent novel, Barefoot in the Dark, was shortlisted for the inaugural Melissa Nathan Award.Now married to an Englishman and living in Bradford, England, Marina Chapman plans to donate her share of the profits from this book to help finance charities that combat human trafficking and child slavery in Colombia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605985459
Author:
Chapman, Marina
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Author:
Barrett-Lee, Lynne
Author:
James, Vanessa
Barrett-lee, Lynne:
James, Vanessa
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Chapman, Marina,
Subject:
Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
GA
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Latin America » Colombia
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
History and Social Science » World History » South America
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » Primates

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"Synopsis" by , Documents the story of a South American 4-year-old who after being abducted and abandoned in the Colombian jungle miraculously survived by imitating a troop of capuchin monkeys among whom she lived a feral existence for five years before being discovered and sold into prostitution by unscrupulous hunters.
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