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Ivan is an artist and poet, and his world revolves around his animal friends, Bob the dog and Stella, an ailing elephant. Ivan spends his days watching television and drawing bananas with yellow crayons. Life changes upon the arrival of a baby elephant, Ruby, who is purchased to bring in customers to the financially struggling mall. It is when Ivan steps up to rescue Ruby from a life of woeful isolation that he ends up saving them both. Use this inspiring story to spark thoughtful learning with the following 3 lessons.
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Published 20.12.2018

Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Gina at


This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting.


No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Kwame Alexander. Danielle Jawando. Written by Katherine Applegate. Winner of the Newbery Medal Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom.

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