Me and Gorilla

Frida Nilsson

Original Title
Apstjärnan
Published
Natur & Kultur, Stockholm
Genre
Fiction 6-9
Rights Sold
Denmark
The Czech Republic
Germany
Italy
Turkey
Russia
Poland
France
Korea
China
Spain
Slovenia
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Me and Gorilla

Frida Nilsson

In a beat up old Volvo, Gorilla comes skidding into the well-kept yard of the orphanage Sunnyside. She instantly decides which of the children she wants to come live with her. But Jonna is not quite as certain that she wants the clumsy Gorilla for her new mother. Nevertheless, Gorilla’s house proves to be quite cosy – a messy old factory with a junkyard out back. It soon becomes clear that Gorilla and Jonna have more in common than what they initially thought. Sadly, just as things are getting really comfy, Troy from the local authorities shows up and threatens to send Jonna back to the orphanage…

When the world becomes too judgemental, your best defense is a sense of humor. You shouldn’t have to feel embarrassed about who you love! Me and Gorilla is a funny and memorable book about friendship, parents and children, and that there’s nothing wrong with being different.

Books in the Trash Trilogy

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Awards

Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis nominee 2011
Prix Tam-Tam ”J’aime Lire” nominee 2013
Les Olympiades winner 2013