Monkey and Me by David Gilman
Nine-year-old Beanie is 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? MONKEY & ME is a heart-warming story packed with courage and humour.