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The Murderer's Ape

Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she's an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja's turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A job they are offered pays big bucks, but the deal ends badly, and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder.

For Sally Jones this is the start of a harrowing quest for survival and to clear the Chief's name. Powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their secrets.

This is a captivating story about dark truths and heinous crimes as well as unexpected friendships, with detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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"Originally published in Sweden and ostensibly typed out by the gorilla on a typewriter, Wegelius’s story is a thrilling adventure, but it’s Sally Jones’s devotion to her friends and poignant observations that set it apart ('Poor Chief,' she thinks after his arrest. 'The accident wasn’t his fault, but he would never forgive himself, I knew that'). Prepare to meet the remarkable Sally Jones; you won’t soon forget her." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 and up
Author Jakob Wegelius
ISBN 1101931752
Publication Date Jan 24, 2017
Publisher Delacorte Press
Language English