The Legend of Sally Jones
The Legend of Sally JonesJakob 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 …
English (UK)/Pushkin Press
Dutch/Hoogland & Van Kleveren