The One And Only Ivan: My Story

by Katherine Applegate

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 9, 2012 | Trade Paperback

The One And Only Ivan: My Story is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.

Winner of the John Newbery Medal

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he''s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home-and his own art-through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it''s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan''s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

The Only and Only Ivanis the first book chosen in the Three Schools, One Book Project. Read more about the project here: http://mikewevers.wix.com/one-and-only-ivan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 7.88 × 5.5 × 0.91 in

Published: January 9, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062135791

ISBN - 13: 9780062135797

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The One And Only Ivan: My Story

by Katherine Applegate

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 7.88 × 5.5 × 0.91 in

Published: January 9, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062135791

ISBN - 13: 9780062135797

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Winner of the John Newbery Medal

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he''s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home-and his own art-through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it''s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan''s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

The Only and Only Ivanis the first book chosen in the Three Schools, One Book Project. Read more about the project here: http://mikewevers.wix.com/one-and-only-ivan

About the Author

Katherine Applegate''s many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, the picture bookThe Buffalo Storm, and the award-winning novelHome of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.

Katherine was inspired to writeThe One and Only Ivanafter reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He is now a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation''s largest collection of western lowland gorillas. Ivan is well known for his paintings, which he "signs" with a thumb-print.

Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.