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The Girl with No Name : The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys
by Marina Chapman and Vanessa James and Lynne Barrett-Lee


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About The Girl with No Name by Marina Chapman; Vanessa James; Lynne Barrett-Lee
 
 
 
Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781605985459
  • ISBN-10: 1605985457
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.21 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.63 pounds


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