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Publisher Description

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Winner of the 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 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.

Plus don't miss Katherine Applegate's Endling series!

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2012
January 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.6
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-7

Customer Reviews

Alexis01226 ,

Amazing!!! 😃

I had to read the book for school and it worked perfectly!!!
The book was based on a true story and its such a great book!!!!!!
😍😄😃😀😎😏🐘🐶

Renaeeeeeeeeeeer ,

Great read

Heard about the real Ivan a while ago. This was a really good story, well written. I hated to turn the last page.

*@_super magnus chase fan ,

BEST BOOK EVER

I enjoyed this book so much and the end is so sweet .

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