Quirky characters make this a truly unusual coming-of-age tale.
The Irish Times Children’s books of the year
The Ape Star
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.
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