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Yes, I Know the Monkey Man

Yes I Know the Monkey Man What happens when everything you thought was true about your life turns out to be a lie Thirteen year old T J always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead because that s what her fath

  • Title: Yes, I Know the Monkey Man
  • Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
  • ISBN: 9781561454792
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What happens when everything you thought was true about your life turns out to be a lie Thirteen year old T J always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead because that s what her father had told her But Mom and Sam are very much alive And now they want T J to be part of their family.When T J reluctantly visits her mom and Sam for the first time, sWhat happens when everything you thought was true about your life turns out to be a lie Thirteen year old T J always believed that her twin sister and her mother were dead because that s what her father had told her But Mom and Sam are very much alive And now they want T J to be part of their family.When T J reluctantly visits her mom and Sam for the first time, she is stunned by how similar she is to her twin sister, even though their lives have been very different But while she is drawn to her new family, she is also wary of becoming attached to them and hurting her father s feelings Then when her father suffers a debilitating accident and tries to ensnare T J in another web of lies, her loyalties are finally tested.In this thought provoking companion to Do You Know the Monkey Man , Dori Hillestad Butler creates a complex portrait of a family in crisis Her skillful portrayal of T J a conflicted adolescent struggling with her identity, will resonate with readers.

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    About "Dori Hillestad Butler"

    1. Dori Hillestad Butler

      Dori Hillestad Butler grew up writing, for she had no brothers or sisters to play with until she was eight years old The first book she published was The Great Tooth Fairy Rip Off, it took her many years to sell that book, followed by four picture books She then started writing YA books short stories have appeared in anthologies entitled, The Green Umbrella and Other Sports Stories Highlights for Children, 1995 and Not the Only One Alyson Publications, 1994 and in magazines including Cricket, Spider, Highlights for Children, Children s Digest, Child Life and a variety of Sunday School publications Dori also writes educational materials, edit stories for storydog, and has a regular book review coloumn in her local newspaper She currently lives in Coralville, Iowa with her husband, two sons, Ben and Andy, a black cocker spaniel named Molly, a cat named Ashley and a betta fish named Willie.

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    1. I loved Do You Know the Monkey Man, which was--still is--one of my favorite YA books. When I found out that Dori Hillestad Butler wrote a sequel to it, I just flipped out. I read the summary, and my pulse was racing. What other secrets could be in this family? So then I eagerly awaited the delivery of this book from B&N, and when I got it, finished it in one day. I think I might have gotten my expectations up a little too high, since by the end, I was just a little disappointed. First, I'm g [...]



    2. Dori Hillestad Butler, Yes, I know the Monkey Man196 pgs Peachtree, 2009, ISBN: 978-56145-479-2, $16.95Young Adult4 starsIn this sequel to Do you Know the Monkey Man? Butler takes us from discovering that a twin sister never died, but had been living with her father these past ten years to T.J. visiting her mother and 13 year old sister’s place where she used to live, the week before their mother remarries. Just before TJ leaves her father, he slips off a roof and lands in the hospital unable [...]


    3. This is a follow up of Do You Know the Monkey Man? Although I did not read the first book, and I doubt that I will go back and read it, this book is find as a stand alone. I am usually compulsive about reading books in order but do not have that feeling with this book. TJ never knew her mother or new she had a twin sister until a few weeks ago and now her mother wants her to attend her wedding and the move to a new house in Iowa. Her twin sister Sam, is excited to see her and wants her to come. [...]


    4. This is the sequel and final installment to Do You Know the Monkey Man? The first book was written from the point of view of the a twin girl living with her mother. This book was written from the twin girl, T.J. who was raised and lived with her father without knowledge she has a twin sister. When the two girls accidently meet, secrets and lies are revealed and damages caused by the deceit has to be addressed. Once again, I truly enjoyed this book. However, my only criticism is that the books ar [...]


    5. This was one of the best books I've read in a while. Well, let's just say I really enjoyed it, found it realistic, engaging, and well-written.It's a sequel to Do you Know the Monkey Man, which I have not read but will look for.It's about a girl who was kidnapped by her father at age three and who, at age 13, is reunited with her twin sister and mother. Their lifestyles had been very different, and there is a clash of values and some difficult and stressful times.I found it a quick read, maybe be [...]


    6. This book is the sequel to "Do You Know the Monkey Man?" Strange titles both, but honestly, I enjoyed the books. Both of them are very quick YA reads- about two hours each.In this sequel, we follow TJ (or Sarah) to her sister's house and watch the struggle to work through the lies and secrecy the families have harbored, and the efforts to create a new relationship after ten years separation.This book held my interest all the way through, although I thought the "Grandma Sperling" character was ri [...]


    7. Sequel to "Do You Know the Monkey Man" which I booktalked with great success. This one picks up just a few weeks after the first one left off. TJ and Sam have found out about each other, but TJ is still reluctant to keep in touch or become too involved with her mom and sister. Then her father is badly injured in an accident at work and TJ has to go and stay with her new family indefinitely. How the girls adjust to their new relationship makes a good read.


    8. Twin sisters rediscover each other at age 13, after one finds out that her sister is not dead after all, as the father has led the rest of the family to believe. All the awkwardness and disbelief that you could imagine might take place when a lie is uncovered that changed the course of an entire family.


    9. I really enjoyed this book, and it's prequel "Do You Know the Monkey Man?". Twin girls are separated at the age of three, the one thinking her sister has died and the other never knowing she even had a sister. Each book is by one of the sisters - both spunky and strong, but very different. Really good read - almost YA.


    10. Not as good asmthe first one, but anyone who liked the first book will want to read it. For teens, especially girls.










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