The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

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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

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: HarperTorch
Published: 01/17/2012
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.80w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780061992254
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.6
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 150437 / One and Only Ivan

Award: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award - Second Place
Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - Winner
Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Winner
Award: Christopher Awards - Winner
Award: Maine Student Book Award - Third Place
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee
Award: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Kentucky Bluegrass Award - Nominee
Award: Black-Eyed Susan Award - Nominee
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Finalist
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Grand Canyon Reader Award - Nominee
Award: Volunteer State Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Golden Archer Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Runner-Up
Award: Nene Award - Nominee
Award: Nene Award - Nominee
Award: Massachusetts Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Great Stone Face Book Award - Nominee
Award: West Virginia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Sequoyah Book Awards - Winner
Award: Flicker Tale Children's Book Award - Winner
Award: Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Newbery Medal - Winner
Award: Bluebonnet Awards - Nominee
Award: Young Reader's Choice Award - Nominee
Award: Sunshine State Young Reader's Award - Nominee
Award: Rhode Island Children's Book Awards - Nominee
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2011
Publishers Weekly 11/14/2011 pg. 54
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2012 pg. 83
School Library Journal 01/01/2012 pg. 105
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2012 - Book Of Special Distinction
Shelf Awareness 01/24/2012
Booklist 02/15/2012 pg. 58
Kirkus Best Children's Books 11/15/2012 pg. 45
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2012 pg. 30
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2012 pg. 59 - Superior,Well Above Average
BookPage 01/01/2012