Cyril of the Apes

Cyril of the Apes

by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy; ill. Quentin Blake (Jonathan Cape, 1987)

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A middling middle-grade adventure in which the protagonist—a crotchety writer with no redeeming features—embroils himself in various perils and through happenstance alone escapes them. The illustrations and tone of writing suggest this is supposed to be funny, but it isn’t.



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