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The one and only Ivan

Author: Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ivan is an easygoing 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 about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Biographical fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao
ISBN: 9780063014138 0063014130 9780063014145 0063014149 9780063019386 0063019388
OCLC Number: 1165395017
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2013.
Target Audience: 008-012.
Description: 318 pages [14 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Other Titles: 1 and only Ivan
Responsibility: Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.

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Ivan is an easygoing 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 about 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. -- From dust jacket.

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

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