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The one and only Ivan

The one and only Ivan

Author: Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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: Biographical fiction
Fictional Work
Newbery Medal: Winner
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Applegate; Patricia Castelao
ISBN: 9780061992254 0061992259 9780061992261 0061992267 9780007455331 000745533X 9780061992278 0061992275 0062135791 9780062135797 9780062322876 0062322877 9780062641946 0062641948 9780329980016 0329980017 9780062101983 0062101986
OCLC Number: 719673349
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2013
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.; Middle School.; 570L; Structure indicator: 90 (high); Syntactic indicator: 80 (high); Semantic indicator: 100 (very high); Decoding indicator: 90 (high)
Description: 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.
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Now a major motion picture available on Disney+! Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour  Read more...


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"Beautifully written, intelligent, and brave book ... Quite simply, this story is life-changing." - Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medalist "How Ivan confronts his harrowing past yet stays Read more...

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by Jayeshkc (WorldCat user published 2014-05-04) Excellent Permalink

This is fantastic.

I don't have any words to say about this book.



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