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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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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 6 months ago
Wishtree is the story of Red, an Oak tree who has served as the a Wishtree for her neighborhood for many years. A wishtree is a tradition where people may write a wish on a cloth once a year and hang it on the branches of a tree in the hopes that it will come true.Red has never actively participated...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it 7 months ago
I listened to the audio for this. No real thoughts to be honest. It reminds me a lot of The Giving Tree. An interesting concept but not my favorite book.
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Line Bookaholic rated it 2 years ago
Meet Ivan, a silverback, who lives in a mall with his friends: Stella, an old elephant, and Bob, a homeless dog. Ivan has his own domain (= territory), a television, a teddy bear (aka Not-Tag) and he gets all the food he wants. Ivan thinks he is happy. Until he meets Ruby, a baby elephant. He makes ...
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Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 2 years ago
I don’t think I’ve ever felt so divided over a book. My adult-brain has one opinion, and my child-brain has the complete opposite opinion. The One and Only Ivan is based on the true story of a gorilla that was captured in Africa as a baby. He was named Ivan, trained to paint pictures, and lived in...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 years ago
Wikipedia tells me Applegate is a Tolkien fan. The Beginning tells me too. The structure is very similar to Return of the King. (I'm guessing. I only read to the destruction of the ring, saw there were 200 more pages and then quit.) I like the look we get into the characters' futures, but I did ha...
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