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The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao Costa, Patricia Castelao
The One and Only Ivan
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Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s... show more
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780062101983 (0062101986)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
5.0 The One and Only Ivan... Mighty Silverback.
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 ...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
4.5 The One And Only Ivan
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...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
My heart aches... I hurt like I have not hurt before from reading a book. I haven't teared up from a book for years now. But this book? Oh man... did it pull at the heartstrings. My partner has told me about Katherine Applegate and how much she loved her books for a long time so she has always be...
Staley's Bookshelf
Staley's Bookshelf rated it
5.0
Thanks to Mrs. Gilmore's suggestion, I picked up this book as a potential book to read with my tutoring child and I am SO glad I did. The story is about Ivan, the shopping mall gorilla, who has spent all of his life in this shopping mall circus performing day after day. Ivan is an artist and aspires...
Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it
5.0 The One and Only Ivan
This is heartbreaking. I loved Ivan's voice and the way the emotions are presented.
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