Books Vanessa James Books by Vanessa James Vanessa James has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Vanessa James Capuchin monkeys at the zoo in Cali, Colombia. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture The Girl Who Was Raised By Monkeys? June 8, 2014 It's a captivating story: A young girl is abandoned deep in the forest and survives for years with only the help of monkeys. But can it be believed? Anthropologist Barbara J. King has her doubts.