The Murderer's Ape

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Murderer's Ape
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Originally published in Sweden in 2014 as “Mördarens Apa,” the book was written and illustrated by Jakob Wegelius and translated from Swedish by Peter Graves.
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When the sea captain she works with is wrongly convicted of murder, Sally Jones, a gorilla who can read, write, and understand humans, embarks on a lengthy adventure to clear the captain’s name. Writing on a typewriter, she narrates the story of her journey from Portugal to India and back again.

“Sally Jones is a sentient, intelligent, empathic, talented engineer who is also a gorilla. Publishing her compelling story was a bold undertaking quite masterfully executed,”said Batchelder Award Committee Chair Elizabeth A. Poe.

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