The One and Only Ivan (Hardcover)

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Bestselling author Applegate presents an unforgettable and uplifting tween animal fantasy that explores the power of friendship, art, and hope with humor and touching poignancy. Illustrations.


Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780061992254
SKU 222288584
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0061992259
Release Date 1/17/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
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Annotation Raising questions about the morality of animals in captivity, and coping with dark and challenging situations, the 2013 Newbery Award winner is both emotionally powerful and gorgeously written. Ivan is a quiet, observant silverback gorilla who lives in a glassed in cage in a mall. After years of watching and listening to humans, he is often disturbed by their habits and characteristics. With just one friend, an injured elephant named Stella, Ivan does his best to enjoy his artwork and avoid painful memories. However, when a baby elephant named Ruby is introduced, Ivan's life changes, creating the hope for something never dreamt of. Written in verse with black-and-white illustrations.
Editors Note 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 friendships. 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 27 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.The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus,School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories likeCharlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events.Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0305
Publisher Harper

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