+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate

Paperback Published: 6th January 2015
ISBN: 9780061992278
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

Share This Book:

Paperback

RRP $17.99
$13.75
24%
OFF
In Stock
Enter an Australian post code for delivery estimate

Soon to be a major motion picture!

Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller

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).

Plus don't miss Katherine Applegate's Endling series!

Industry Reviews

"Discover an animal hero that will take his place with other courageous and beloved animals such as Babe, Mrs. Frisby, Charlotte and Wilbur. Adults reading this aloud with children will find it just as rewarding."--Shelf Awareness "Important."--The Horn Book "The One and Only Ivan will break your heart--and then, against all odds, mend it again. In cheering for Ivan and his friends, we cheer for our own humanity and our own possibilities. Read this."--Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor author of The Wednesday Wars "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."--Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall "Katherine Applegate's beautiful, life-affirming story will soar directly from Ivan's heart into your own. Read it out loud. Read it alone. Read it."--Kathi Appelt, Newbery Honor author of The Underneath â "Exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) â "Animal-loving youngsters and their adults will find plenty of food for thought in Ivan's extraordinary story."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) â "Will capture readers' hearts and never let go. A must have."--School Library Journal (starred review)

This is a wonderful book.

5

It's a true story with sweet characters.

Gold Coast, Australia

true

Great read !!!

5

This title was chosen for a competition ( Reader's Cup) and was the favourite from the selection.

Brisbane

true

The One and Only Ivan

5.0 2

100.0

ISBN: 9780061992278
ISBN-10: 0061992275
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th January 2015
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.34