The One And Only Ivan: My Story

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byKatherine Applegate

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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

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Winner of the John Newbery MedalIvan 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...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.88 × 5.5 × 0.91 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062135791

ISBN - 13:9780062135797

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