Monkey and Me by David Gilman
  

Monkey and Me

Written by David Gilman

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Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Although tinged with sadness, this is a good-hearted and entertaining adventure story with a good message about animal rights. Beanie is being treated for leukaemia but, when he comes across a young chimpanzee in a deserted house, he knows he must do everything he can to keep him safe from those who want to exploit him. Luckily, Beanie is very tenacious – and he has a lot of support from family and friends. Thanks to him, both he and his monkey friend are safe.

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Monkey and Me by David Gilman

Nine-year-old Beanie’s coping with more than most kids his age, including treatment
for leukaemia. But Beanie’s not bothered about that, he just wants to be part of his
big brother’s gang of friends. To show he’s got what it takes, Beanie braves a scary
deserted house where he finds a young chimpanzee. But where did Malcolm the
chimp come from, how does he know sign language and who are the sinister men
pursuing him?

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I haven't read anything like this book before. It was very sad at times and it brought more than one tear to my eye but parts were also funny and made me laugh out loud. I liked this sad, humorous, emotional book and I rate it 93/4 out of 10. -- Reader Review * The Guardian Children's Books site * funny, fast-paced and touching -- Geraldine Brennan * Books for Keeps *

About the Author

David Gilman

David Gilman is the successful author of the Max Gordon: Danger Zone series of eco-adventures. Monkey and Me is his first standalone novel for children. David is also an award-winning screenwriter and has written for successful long-running series like Dalziel and Pascoe and A Touch of Frost. Before becoming a writer, David was a fire-fighter, a photographer and a soldier in the parachute regiment’s Reconnaissance Platoon.

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Format

Paperback
240 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years

Author

David Gilman
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Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st February 2014

ISBN

9781848773356

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