'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate
This unforgettable book celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. It's the sort of timeless tale that will engage elementary school readers, middle school readers, and even adults! Shop for your copy >
Ivan is a Silverback gorilla who was captured as an infant in Africa then shipped to captivity in a mall in America where he lived for over twenty years before being rescued by Zoo Atlanta. Ivan narrates the story with poignancy, humor, and heart. He offers insight to the readers about awareness of the treatment of animals in captivity as well as many universal truths including loyalty, love and friendship.
One reader had this to say about The One and Only Ivan; “This is so beautiful!!! One of the most well-written books, short and captivating; emotional and hard-hitting; inspirational and provokes you to think about the lives of other beings more than our idea of fun and entertainment at the cost of their discomfort and abuse…. A must read!”
If you haven’t read The One and Only Ivan treat yourself to this memorable book. It will touch your emotions and linger in your heart for years to come. Shop now >