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The One and Only Ivan Ivan is an easygoing gorilla Living at the ExitBig 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 allInstead, 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 capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well placed lineThen he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home and his own art through new eyes When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it s up to Ivan to make it a change for the betterKatherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan s unforgettable first person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope

10 thoughts on “The One and Only Ivan

  1. Rick Riordan Rick Riordan says:

    I ve had The One and Only Ivan on my to be read list for several months, and I m so glad I read it A fabulous book for elementary and middle grades and older , this is probably my favorite animal story since Charlotte s Web and I don t make that comparison lightly Like E.B White s classic, it is by turns tender, funny, sad and uplifting It s a quick read I m a slow reader, and I got thr

  2. Matt Matt says:

    A very touching story that will rip out your heart, stomp on it, then pick it back up and cradle it Cause that s what Silverbacks do.I appreciate all the things KA managed to work into this book primarily, our misunderstanding of animals and mistreat , while showing that we aren t all bad Also Stella s character was awesome I LL MISS YOU STELLAPHANT.Anyways, READ IT.

  3. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    OMG I finally read this book because of a book challenge and Omg This book is fiction but it is based on a real IVAN One of the sad things besides Ivan s life is that I probably already knew all about this but forget things too easy now One of the OMG moments is that Ivan was at Zoo Atlanta when I went there years ago I need to see if I can find my old pictures of him I can t believe I me

  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    In a book called The One and Only Ivan , it makes sense that Ivan is at the heart of the story Not only does his life take center stage, but he s also our one and only narrator This book is all Ivan, all the time In case you re having second thoughts about spending time in an ape s brain, worry not Ivan is as articulate a narrator as they come, and a bit of a poet to boot He recounts his l

  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The One and Only Ivan, Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan is a children s novel written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall The novel is written in first person from the point of view of Ivan, a silverback gorilla The story is placed at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade Ivan,

  6. Mischenko Mischenko says:

    Please visit my blog to see this review and learnabout Ivan the gorilla I really enjoyed this fictional story of Ivan the gorilla The story made me think of the real Ivan and his life What really went on in his head during those 27 years of being locked up at that dept store The story is cute and great for all ages I d recommend reading the true story about Ivan a

  7. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Oh my fricken bananasI knew nothing about this book a children s book based on a true story.Only that it was suggested I read it Thank you Mischenko and Lisa I not only read this wonderful children s book but the facts about the true story Damn if this story didn t make me cry Sometimes, life just pisses me off the selfish stupid insane things they do My anger and sadness buttons were pushed

  8. Whitney Atkinson Whitney Atkinson says:

    This book is so real It s almost too deep for a children s book Even though it s about talking animals and Ivan s complexity of thought could be a little misleading, this book touches on so many great themes both superficial toward children, but also in general about humanity, if you re mature enough to understand it This book was cute, sad, and something very new to me I adored it and it is s

  9. Sherry Philippus Sherry Philippus says:

    Just when I think I m too old, too mature, too hard hearted, too sophisticated, too busy, or too something to allow a children s book to make me cry, along comes a story like this one Don t have enough of the right words to describe itI definitely haven t mastered the craft of writing the way Ms Applegate has And the way she does it, with the sparest of prose, is impressive.To me, good writing

  10. Paul Hankins Paul Hankins says:

    Mr Hankins is putting his readers on THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN for the beginning of 2012 s reading season Think of all of the good stuff you loved about THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and, instead of sitting with Enzo in a cozy living room watching the discovery channel or with Morrie in a study littered with books and notes, you ll be sitting in a cage with Ivan, the Ape at

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