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The One And Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate

HarperCollins | January 6, 2015 | Trade Paperback

The One And Only Ivan is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. This paperback edition includes an author's note highlighting the differences between the fictional story and true events, a version of the author's Newbery Medal acceptance speech, Ivan's "signature," discussion questions, and more.

The One and Only Ivan is a strong Common Core title that features these important strands and standards: first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 0.93 in

Published: January 6, 2015

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061992275

ISBN - 13: 9780061992278

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable book! This book is about falling down but getting the courage to get up! Ivan is a simple gorilla with a boring life in a Big Top Mall where he is famous for a silverback. But then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family. That is when Ivan realizes that Ruby doesn't belong here and has to find a way to take her to a safer home. But how? This book is perfect for animal lovers (including me!) and I give this book 5 stars!
Date published: 2015-06-29

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The One And Only Ivan

The One And Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 7.75 × 5.5 × 0.93 in

Published: January 6, 2015

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061992275

ISBN - 13: 9780061992278

From the Publisher

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. This paperback edition includes an author's note highlighting the differences between the fictional story and true events, a version of the author's Newbery Medal acceptance speech, Ivan's "signature," discussion questions, and more.

The One and Only Ivan is a strong Common Core title that features these important strands and standards: first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

From the Jacket

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living in a shopping mall, 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, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting.

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.

About the Author

KATHERINE APPLEGATEis the acclaimed author of numerous books for young readers, including the best-selling Animorphs series, the Roscoe Riley Rules series, and the award-winning free verse stand-alone novel,Home of the Brave. She lives with her husband, who writes as the author Michael Grant, and their children in California. You can visit Kathernie online atwww.katherineapplegate.comor on Twitter@kaaauthor.

Editorial Reviews

“Katherine Applegate’s beautiful, life-affirming story will soar directly from Ivan’s heart into your own. Read it out loud. Read it alone. Read it.”