Publication Date: 06/09/2018 ISBN: 9781782691754 Category:
Featured in Mr B's 2018 Christmas Catalogue

The Murderer’s Ape

Jakob Wegelius, Peter Graves

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date: 06/09/2018 ISBN: 9781782691754 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018

There is no-one quite like Sally – an extraordinary ape, loyal friend and gifted engineer. When a deal ends badly Sally must do everything she can to clear her beloved Chief of a crime he didn’t commit. Join Sally as she sits at her old Underwood typewriter and narrates her madcap adventures, travelling from Lisbon to Bombay, meeting a colourful cast of unique characters along the way. With vibrant maps and gorgeous illustrations, this is a classic in the making!



A Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month

‘I don’t know when I last read a book with such pure and unalloyed pleasure. It’s ingenious, it’s moving, it’s charming, it’s beautiful, it’s exciting, and most importantly the characters are people I feel I know like old friends’ – Philip Pullman

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.

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