'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate

'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate

'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate

The One And Only Ivan

The 2013 Newbury Medal award winner from acclaimed author Katherine Applegate,Ā The One and Only IvanĀ is a classic and beloved novel inspired by a true story (read more about the real Ivan here >).

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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. HeĀ offers insight to the readersĀ about awareness of the treatment of animals in captivity as well as many universal truths including loyalty, love and friendship.Ā 

inside The One and Only Ivan

One reader had this to say about The One and Only Ivan; ā€œThis is so beautiful!!! Ā 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 abuseā€¦. A must read!ā€

Reading The One and Only Ivan

If you havenā€™t readĀ The One and Only IvanĀ treat yourself to this memorable book.Ā  It will touch your emotions and linger in your heart for years to come. Shop now >

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