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The One and Only Ivan (Hardcover) by Katherine Applegate

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About the Book



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.



Book Synopsis



The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+

This 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 book 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.

The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!



From the Back Cover



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.



Review Quotes



★ "Exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ "Animal-loving youngsters and their adults will find plenty of food for thought in Ivan's extraordinary story."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

★ "Will capture readers' hearts and never let go. A must have."--School Library Journal (starred review)

"Discover an animal hero that will take his place with other courageous and beloved animals such as Babe, Mrs. Frisby, Charlotte and Wilbur. Adults reading this aloud with children will find it just as rewarding."--Shelf Awareness

"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."--Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor author of The Underneath

"The One and Only Ivan will break your heart--and then, against all odds, mend it again. In cheering for Ivan and his friends, we cheer for our own humanity and our own possibilities. Read this."--Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor author of The Wednesday Wars

"A beautifully written, intelligent and brave book. You will never look at the relationship of humans and animals in the same way again. Quite simply, this story is life changing."--Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall

"Important."--The Horn Book
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x 1.4 Inches (D)
Weight: .95 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 305
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Zoos, Animals / Apes + Monkeys, Humorous Stories
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Katherine Applegate
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2012
TCIN: 13946591
UPC: 9780061992254
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0196
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.96 pounds
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5 out of 5 stars
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- 4 years ago
My 7yr old loves this book! He has read it 20+times. And still laughs and giggles ever time. After reading it for the first time he asked if “it was a true story?” When I told him it was FICTION. But, it was Inspired by the true story of a gorilla who spent 30 years alone in a cage at an indoor zoo in a mall, and the book imagines what that gorilla might have felt and said about his life. And then after asking “if that gorilla was still alive?” He said he “wishes he could have meet him!” In the book, Ivan does not dwell on his memories as does his friend Stella, an elderly elephant in the cage next door. Still, he remembers his life with his family in the jungle, the death of his sister, and his early days being raised by Max, the owner of the animal show. He also has memories from his long, lonely interment with only a television, a stuffed animal, and a stray dog who sneaks into his concrete cage to sleep on his chest for company. It is a story of pain and love, and the healing power of art.
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