The False Rose

Jakob Wegelius; translated by Peter Graves
AUD $24.99

Sally Jones returns in the thrilling sequel to The Murderer's Ape! With gorgeously detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout.

When Sally Jones and The Chief discover a curious rose-shaped necklace hidden onboard their beloved Hudson Queen, it's the start of another perilous adventure for the seafaring gorilla and her faithful friend. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, they set sail for Glasgow, but there fall into the clutches of one of the city's most ruthless gangs, commanded by a fearsome smuggler queen who will stop at nothing to snatch the necklace for herself.

Held prisoner hundreds of miles from friendship and safety, Sally Jones must use all her strength, determination and compassion to escape and unravel the mysterious story of the False Rose - a twisting tale leading all the way from Lisbon to Shetland and the South Seas.

Author bio:

Jakob Wegelius is a Swedish writer and illustrator who lives and works in the small village of Mortfors. The False Rose is his sequel to The Murderer's Ape, which won the August Prize for Best Children's Book and the Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize. It also won the leading children's book prizes in Germany and France and was an International Youth Library White Raven selection. The Legend of Sally Jones is also available from Pushkin Children's. Visit Jakob at

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781782693215
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Children's
Pub Date: November 2021
Page Extent: 528
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Young adult fiction