Ivan: A Gorilla's True Story

Ivan: A Gorilla's True Story


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The real-life inspiration for The One and Only Ivan. A gorilla captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of this special gorilla.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780358417460
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 512,227
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Katherine Applegate’s many children’s books include the Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan, the picture book TheBuffalo Storm, and the best-selling Animorphs series. She lives in California. www.katherineapplegate.com.
G. Brian Karas is the award-winning author and illustrator of many acclaimed picture books. He lives in New York. www.gbriankaras.com

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