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The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius
The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius
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Jan 24, 2017 | ISBN 9781101931752

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“Slyly funny and poignant . . . a thrilling adventure.”–Caldecott Medal winner Paul O. Zelinsky

“This may be the most charming book I’ve read all year. It’s a challenge to build a story around a protagonist who can’t speak, and Wegelius does this skillfully, emphasizing qualities that make us human.” — The New York Times Book Review

“Features a complex mystery, an intricately constructed narrative, and deep characters. Committed, careful readers will be richly rewarded.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“A richly imagined and thoroughly unique adventure.” — Booklist, Starred

“A thrilling adventure. Prepare to meet the remarkable Sally Jones; you won’t soon forget her.”–PW, Starred

“A new animal heroine has arrived on the scene. An unusual and oddly charming adventure.”–SLJ

“Award-winning Swedish writer and illustrator Jakob Wegelius weaves together a head-spinning story of mystery, intrigue, love and adventure, beautifully translated by Peter Graves.”–Shelf Awareness

” . . . gorgeous, clever, and memorable.”–The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner WINNER 2018

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2018

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2018

Booklist Editor’s Choice for Young Adults SELECTION 2017

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year SELECTION 2017

New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing SELECTION 2017

USBBY-CBC Outstanding International Trade Book SELECTION 2018

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION 2018

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