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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
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. 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.
Browse By. Tweets by sweetonbooks. While we often purchase our own books, we do also receive free books from publishers and authors. We are never compensated for our reviews. Want to be on our mailing list? In a relatively short amount of pages, Katherine Applegate has developed a rich and multi-layered story about Ivan the Mighty Silverback.
He died in August of He never did mentally overcome those decades in solitary confinement and become a mighty silverback once he was transferred to the Atlanta Zoo, but he died content, and at 50 years of age, he was one of the oldest gorillas in captivity. Here is one of his obituaries. The writing was like poetry. So good, so evocative.
Due to scheduled IT maintenance on Sunday, October 20th, all Tacoma Public Library services, including telephone lines, online My Account management, catalog item availability, eResources, eBooks, and eAudiobooks will be unavailable between the hours of a., These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The book starts off with Ivan already in the mall, his life already established.
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