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The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate

ISBN: 9780007455331
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2 February 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.1
Ivan is an easy-going 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 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.

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the author of numerous books for young readers, including the best-selling ANIMORPHS series, the ROSCOE RILEY RULES series, and the award-winning free ...

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