The one and only Ivan
Soon to be a major motion picture!
This Harper Classic edition of the Newbery Medal winner and #1 New York Times bestseller includes an author's note, a letter from the real Ivan's caretaker at Zoo Atlanta, Ivan's "signature," discussion questions, and more.
This unforgettable 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 classics such as Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. Katherine Applegate's novel blends humor and poignancy to create this incredible tale of friendship, art, and hope. The One and Only Ivan was named to multiple state lists, received three starred reviews, and was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon.
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Applegate, K., Castelao, P., & Carrigan, J. (2017). The one and only Ivan. Harper Classic edition. New York, NY: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)
Applegate, Katherine, Patricia, Castelao and Jodie, Carrigan. 2017. The One and Only Ivan. New York, NY: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)
Applegate, Katherine, Patricia, Castelao and Jodie, Carrigan, The One and Only Ivan. New York, NY: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.MLA Citation (style guide)
Applegate, Katherine,, Patricia Castelao, and Jodie Carrigan. The One and Only Ivan. Harper Classic edition. New York, NY: Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. Print.
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