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Yes, I Know the Monkey Man

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  166 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Thirteen-year-old T.J. always believed that her twin sister and her mother were deadbecause thats 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. Life with Joe, her troubled but well-intentioned father, is all T.J. has ever known. Joes erratic lifestyle has meant lying to social workers and searching thr ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Peachtree Publishers
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Jun 26, 2009 Maggie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Maggie by: I loved the previous book
Shelves: june-09
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Aug 21, 2012 Sydney rated it really liked it
This is a goo book this is the second in the series it is one of the better books I've read
Dec 29, 2009 Mary rated it really liked it
Dori Hillestad Butler, Yes, I know the Monkey Man
196 pgs., Peachtree, 2009, ISBN: 978-56145-479-2, $16.95
Young Adult

4 stars

In 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
Dec 02, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
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. ...more
Jan 25, 2010 Marsha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 4th through 7th graders
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 ...more
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Feb 28, 2014 Paige Auge:) rated it really liked it
it is boring at first and then it gets better. if you like mystery books read this:)
Sep 04, 2015 Cheyenne rated it it was amazing
I thought the book was a little confusing but otherwise I loved the monkey man books.
Sydney Striegel
Jun 05, 2016 Sydney Striegel rated it really liked it
Good book! Sequel to "Do you know the Monkey Man".
Mary Taitt
Dec 01, 2013 Mary Taitt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: erin, anyone
Shelves: young-adult
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
Feb 11, 2014 Deysha rated it really liked it
Loved this book.
Feb 03, 2016 Leeann rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya

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
Susan  Person
Jul 18, 2009 Susan Person rated it really liked it
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.
Apr 15, 2010 Vicki rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 12, 2009 Patricia rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-fiction
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.
Jul 25, 2012 Diane rated it really liked it
Not as good asmthe first one, but anyone who liked the first book will want to read it. For teens, especially girls.
Sherry Grussing
Aug 14, 2011 Sherry Grussing rated it liked it
The character from the first book wasn't very likeable in this book. (IMO)
Hannah Perry
Nov 21, 2013 Hannah Perry rated it it was amazing
AMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAZING!! Except i wanna punch T.J. in the face. -_-
Nov 21, 2009 Molly rated it liked it
This was a good sequel, satisfying conclusion.
Jul 24, 2016 Lauri rated it liked it
Great book!
Dec 28, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
best book eva
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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 more picture books. She then started writing YA books short stories have appeared in anthologies entitled, The Green Umbrella and Other Sports Stories (Hig ...more
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