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The One and Only Ivan - Patricia Castelao, Katherine Applegate
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... 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: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061992254 (0061992259)
ASIN: 61992259
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
5.0 I think this silverback just went and stole my heart!
Anyone who knows me knows animal stories have always been my favorites. I actually thought I would make through this one heartstrings untouched, but it is so hard to read words on the page with all this "humidity" affecting my eyes...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan is a wonderful story that takes place on a farm called the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. On this farm, animals of different species are able to communicate with one another, though they can't talk to humans. One of these animals is Charlotte, an old elephant full of con...
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books rated it
4.0 The One and Only Ivan
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
5.0 The One and Only Ivan
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 ...
Ms. Garcia's Library
Ms. Garcia's Library rated it
5.0 The One and Only Ivan
"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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