The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate


The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate



The American Library Association recently announced its 2013 youth media award winners | Katherine Applegate’s ‘The One And Only Ivan’ received the 2013 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature | Applegate’s book tells the epic story of Ivan, the easygoing, artsy, Silverback gorilla who lives in a small compound at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade | His life seems simple until he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family | Through Ruby, Ivan remembers life in the wild and is able to 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 better |


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