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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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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 4 months ago
What a beautiful story!I love reading about animals, but to read it from the animals perspective is way cooler! It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster though. Not every chapter had a happy ending. That's what made this story brilliant though. It captured everything you could imagine for that spa...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
I did not know what to expect when I picked up this series at a flea market back in October. My memories were vague at best and I had only read a dozen or so of the books back when they were first produced. This series stands apart from the other youth-market cash-grab book series in its scope and...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
This was amazing. Finally, readers have Applegate's undivided attention and everything important that's gone down in the last few DOZEN books falls into place. The abilities and firepower of the Animorphs and their few allies is nothing compared with the full force of the Yeerk Empire. A surprisin...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
Ax has long been torn about his loyalty to Prince Jake and the other Animorphs and his own people, the Andalites. It's revealed Ax has been in communication with the Andalite military High Command, and its official: the Andalites are not coming. This information would be devastating to the other A...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
The last Marco book is a riot and features my favorite one-off character of the series: the governor of California. Though I found it hard to believe that, no matter how distracted, a group of five teens - one at least a former honor student - didn't know who the governor was, or even their gender? ...
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