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The One and Only Ivan

By: Applegate, Katherine Castelao, Patricia(Illustrated by)

0061992259 / 9780061992254
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140 x 197 mm, 435 grams 320 pages
Quiz No: 227013, Points 4.00, Book Level 3.60,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More

The #1New York Timesbestselling and Newbery Award-winning novelThe One and Only Ivanis coming to Disney+ this summer!

Thisunforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

In the tradition of timeless stories likeCharlotte's WebandStuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.

The One and Only Ivanfeatures first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

Plus don't missThe One and Only Bob,Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!


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