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The murderer's ape

Author: Jakob Wegelius; Peter Graves
Publisher: London : Pushkin Children's Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.
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Genre/Form: Teen fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Wegelius; Peter Graves
ISBN: 9781782691617 1782691618 9781782691754 1782691758 9781782692027 1782692029
OCLC Number: 1006813756
Language Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Notes: Originally published in Sweden in 2014.
Maps on lining pages.
Awards: Winner of Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis 2017
Winner of The Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize 2015
Winner of August Prize 2014
Description: 588 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jakob Wegelius ; translated from the Swedish by Peter Graves.

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When her best friend, the sailor Henry Koskela, is falsely accused of murder, a gorilla named Sally Jones visits the run-down docks of Lisbon, embarks on a dizzying journey across the seven seas, and calls on the Maharaja of Bhapur's magnificent court--all in an attempt to clear Henry's name.

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