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Katherine Applegate
Katherine Applegate's many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, a picture book entitled The Buffalo Storm, and the award-winning novel, Home of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million... show more

Katherine Applegate's many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, a picture book entitled The Buffalo Storm, and the award-winning novel, Home of the Brave. With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series Animorphs, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.Katherine was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the "Shopping Mall Gorilla." The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas, and was well known for his paintings, which he "signed" with a thumb-print.Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.
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Ms. Banks' Blissful Books
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books rated it 1 month ago
The One and Only Ivan is a great a book for older students it dives into issues that they need to be aware of. This would be a great book to incorporate shared reading and discuss the vocabulary throughout the book. Another great activity would be using an anchor chart that displays each place Ivan ...
Katherineea
Katherineea rated it 2 months ago
Ivan is a gorilla who has been confined to a small “domain” of concrete, metal, and glass for 27 years. Joining Ivan at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade are Stella, an aging elephant, and Bob, a feisty stray dog. While other animals perform, Ivan makes art, watches TV, and offers melancholy ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 3 months ago
This book was fantastic. I was drawn into this fantasy story of Byx, the dairnes who can be mistaken for a dog should the time arise. With remarkable, original characters, Katherine creates a world where humans are just part of the governing species in this novel. I, myself was cheering for the smal...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 6 months ago
In the beginning, there was an apple – And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother's research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve ...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it 6 months ago
"Inspired by the true story of a gorilla who spent 30 years alone in a cage at an indoor zoo in a mall". This book is about a gorilla named Ivan and that lives in a cage in a mall. The book displays the life of Ivan and how his current life prevents him from remembering what his old life in the jung...
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