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The One and Only Ivan

By Katherine Applegate

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 like Charlotte'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.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

0061992259


Format: Book
Author: Applegate, Katherine
Summary: When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Title: The one and only Ivan / Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, 2012.
Subject: Gorilla -- Juvenile fiction. Elephants -- Juvenile fiction Animals -- Treatment -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0061992259 9780061992254
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: C Applegate
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Bib Id: 384742

Format: Book
Author: Applegate, Katherine
Summary: When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
Title: The one and only Ivan / Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, 2012.
Description: 305 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Gorilla -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Elephants -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Animals -- Treatment -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Castelao, Patricia ill.
LCCN: 2011010034
ISBN: 0061992259
ISBN: 9780061992254
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: C Applegate