The One and Only Ivan (Hardcover)

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    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


    ISBN 9780061992254
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 305
    Publisher Date 2012-01-17 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.96 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 1
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Applegate, Katherine
    Country of Origin United States

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