The Ape Star has everything I want in a novel – humour, plot, drama, emotion, a strong and unlikely friendship – and the good people win.
Julia Marshall, Publisher
The Ape Star (PREORDER)
In this awardwinning chapter book about prejudice and justice, an orphan girl is adopted by a gorilla who lives in a junkyard and a surprising friendship grows between them.
Jonna sleeps in a hammock, and in the evenings the gorilla reads Dickens in her worn armchair. It turns out Jonna and the gorilla have a lot in common. But just when they’ve started to get along, a man from the council threatens to send Jonna back to the orphanage.
The Ape Star is a heartwarming and unconventional chapter book about love, adoption, friendship, and seeing from different perspectives.
An animated adaption starring Stellan Skarsgård (Thor: Ragnarok, Mamma Mia) is now showing worldwide.
Written by Frida Nilsson, with images from the feature film by LEE Films. Translated by Julia Marshall.
Ebook available wherever you buy your ebooks
COMING AUGUST 2022
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