The One and Only Ivan (Newbery Medal Winner)

The One and Only Ivan (Newbery Medal Winner)

The One and Only Ivan (Newbery Medal Winner)

The One and Only Ivan (Newbery Medal Winner)

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Told from the perspective of a captive gorilla, this is a heartfelt, humorous story of friendship, no matter the partipants. It’s a modern addition to the upper echelon of animal-driven stories for young readers that make us reflect on our own humanity in the best ways possible.

The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+

This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. 

Having spent twenty-seven 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. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.

The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.

Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061992278
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Series: The One and Only Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 2,767
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including the One and Only series, the Endling series, CrenshawWishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter books series, and the Animorphs series. She lives with her family in Nevada.

What People are Saying About This

Patricia MacLachlan

A beautifully written, intelligent and brave book. You will never look at the relationship of humans and animals in the same way again. Quite simply, this story is life changing.

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