MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK OF THE MONTH
The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius
Sally Jones is a unique gorilla who moves among humans without speaking, but she understands everything and is a loyal friend to Chief, as they work hard together on a cargo boat. When a lucrative job ends badly, Chief is falsely convicted of murder, sending Sally Jones on a harrowing quest to clear her friend’s name. This is an exciting adventure story with beautiful illustrations.