The Girl with No Name: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived with Monkeys by Marina ChapmanThe Girl with No Name: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived with Monkeys by Marina Chapman

The Girl with No Name: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived with Monkeys

byMarina ChapmanAs told byLynne Barrett-lee

Paperback | March 22, 2013

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The riveting account of a girl who was abandoned in the jungle and lived among monkeys

In the early 1950s, in a remote mountain village in South America, as a small girl Marina Chapman was abducted while picking pea pods near her home. Her kidnappers then abandoned her deep in the Colombia jungle, and for approximately the next five years she lived with a troop of capuchin monkeys, eating what they ate, copying what they did, and gradually becoming feral.

Eventually, she was taken from the jungle by a pair of hunters and sold as a slave to a couple in the town of Cucuta who beat and tortured her. After she managed to escape, she spent several years as a street child before being taken in by a family of criminals. Finally, a sympathetic neighbour arranged for her to go live with her daughter in safety in Bogota.

The Girl with No Name tells this spellbinding story in vivid detail-from the enchantment of the shady garden where Marina was kidnapped to the dappled darkness of her jungle home to the hunger, poverty, and pain of her existence in Cucuta. The book also offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the world of capuchin monkeys. This is a unique and inspiring story of abandonment, despair, and eventual happiness.

Marina Chapman lives in Bradford, U.K. She plans to donate her share of the profits from the publication of this book to charities that combat human trafficking, child slavery, and abuse in Colombia. Lynne Barrett-Lee was born in London and now lives in Cardiff, Wales. She is the author of seven novels and has ghostwritten several work...
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Title:The Girl with No Name: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived with MonkeysFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 22, 2013Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771001178

ISBN - 13:9781771001175

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good read! This book is awesome!!!! I found every page riverting!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read Great book to start back up our ladies book club with. Enjoyed reading about Marina and her life events.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read Fantastic read. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The girl with no name Very incredible story of courage and the power of the human to overcome adversity.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Girl with no name Excellent book. Want to read more about Marina! I can't believe how this woman survived all the obstacles while being so young and alone.
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Girl with no name Excellent book. Want to read more about Marina! I can't believe how this woman survived all the obstacles while being so young and alone.
Date published: 2013-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The girl with no name Riveting and a real page turner I didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The girl with no name Riveting and a real page turner I didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riveting, fantastic. Great, great read. Really, you can hardly believe what you're reading. It's an utterly unique story. Any other tales of feral children always seem to be about "the specimen". This one is told from the point of the four year old girl who lived it and is completely gripping.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful, sad but also inspiring Well worth reading.
Date published: 2013-04-30