I expected the same old story about bullying, but happily the author went beyond the obvious and made it more complicated and interesting.
Scarsbrook has a special eye for the absurd, a wonderful way of looking at the world that turns tragedy into humor.
When the chronicle resumes five years later, Philip has established a network of friends, collected a girlfriend, achieved considerable recognition for his academic abilities, and plays regularly for the school hockey on its way to the playoffs.
Unlike Grum and Grunt, who are identical twins, Michael and I are the non-identical fraternal kind. It reminds us that no matter how messed up our families may be, often, they are are our strongest and most important bonds.
This is a fortunate thing for Michael. When he finally gains release from the medical world two years later, Philip has a new face, a new voice, and a healed body, but he feels the need to reunite with his family and his Faireville life. Throughout his life, Philip was tormented by the Brush brothers who are constantly pushing him back down whenever he is trying to climb up in society.
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Unlike Grum and Grunt, who are identical twins, Michael and I are the non-identical fraternal kind. So, the kid with the monkey face got tossed into the classroom full of kids with monkey IQs.
The Monkeyface Chronicles is not an easy read, but it amply rewards those who persevere. He is totally appealing. Every teacher wants Michael in their class, every boy wants Michael on his team at recess, and every girl wants him to be her boyfriend.
Darleen Golke writes from Abbotsford, BC.
See if you have enough points for this item. The simplest explanation for my placement in 8-C, though, is my face. Every teacher wants Michael in their class, every boy wants Michael on his team at recess, and every girl wants him to be her boyfriend.
Scarsbrook's first novel, Cheeseburger Subversive Thistledown Pressreceived positive reviews and great reader response. This is a fortunate thing for Michael.
The Monkeyface Chronicles The Monkeyface Chronicles Book talk by Steven Le Takes place in a small town named Faireville, in the winter of Philip Skylar was born with an extreme facial deformity called the Van Der Woude Syndrome. "The Monkeyface Chronicles is a riveting read aimed at the YA crowd.
It's a story of adolescent revenge played out against a backdrop of the extremes of modern. Monkeyface Chronicles is his sweet story of revenge. Philip's aphorism-toting grandfather used to say, "Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect," and Philip Skyler is about to embark on a life journey of payback that has everything to do with cause and effect/5(2). Scarsbrook reveals the Skyler family dysfunction throughout the chronicle recording an uninvolved father, a doting mother, and the ever-present aphorism-spouting grandfather.
Unfortunately, Philip’s senior year at high school turns tragic when, thanks to a vicious, deliberate hit by the Brush brothers, Michael suffers a broken neck, shattered vertebrae, severe concussion, and lies near death in hospital.
" Scarsbrook's latest novel The Monkeyface Chronicles won the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award. CM Magazine called the book a "multi-layered, engrossing, complex tale", and Resource Links said "Scarsbrook is an excellent writer with great comic overtones". The Monkeyface Chronicles is not an easy read, but it amply rewards those who persevere.
Richard Scarsbrook He lived and taught in Petrolla for nearly a decade, where he acted, directed, and served as a member of the board of directors for the community theatre.The monkeyface chronicles