The Legend of Sally Jones

Swedish title: Legenden om Sally Jones

Series: Sally Jones

Category: Children / Fiction 9-12

Pub date: 26-08-2008

Format: 112 pages, 165 x 265 mm, color

The Legend of Sally Jones

Jakob Wegelius, illustrated by Jakob Wegelius

WINNER OF THE AUGUST PRIZE FOR BEST CHILDREN´S BOOK 2008!

Jakob Wegelius has been awarded the prestigious August prize 2008 for Best Children´s- and Juvenile Book of the year for The Legend of Sally Jones. The jury finds the story “Cruel and beautiful with a peculiar voice.” Sally Jones´ life is an adventure, a trip around the world in which she is confronted with both misery and wonderful friendship. Hop on the Big Adventure with Sally Jones!

This is a story about unhappy love and cruel betrayals. It is a story about valour on stormy seas and about cunning evil in feverishly hot jungles. It is a story about unsolved crimes in far away cities, shrouded in mist.

This is the Legend of Sally Jones.

A very special and wonderful book for everyone who is drawn to The Big Adventure!

Our hero is a gorilla whose parents get killed by hunters. To avoid paying duty on the orphaned gorilla her owner smuggles her out of the country dressed as a baby, with a passport issued for Sally Jones.

In Istanbul Sally is sold to a very nice lady. Or maybe she is nice in her own special way – she has shady plans for Sally!

This is only the beginning of Sally’s adventures and journeys. She goes to Leopoldville, Istanbul, Port Said, Malinau, Singapore, Shanghai, San Francisco …

Rights sold

English (UK)/Pushkin Press
Faroese/Bókadeild Foroya
Galician/Sushi Books
German/Gerstenberg
Norwegian/Cappelen Damm
Dutch/Hoogland & Van Kleveren
Korean/Sanha
Italian/Orecchio
French/Thierry Magnier
Czech/Albatros
Danish/Carlsen
Japanese/Fukuinkan
Polish/Zakamarki
Russian/Albus Corvus
Spanish/Sushi Books

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

mathilde.coffy@bonnierrights.se

+46 8 696 89 10

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