The One and Only Ivan is an unforgettable and stirring novel that celebrates the transformative magic of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true accounts of a captive gorilla named Ivan, this 2013 Newbery Medal winner and New York Times best-seller is an illustrated novel told from the captive gorilla’s point of view.
For the past 27 years of his life, Ivan has lived behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall. He has grown accustomed to humans watching him and hardly ever thinks about his life outside the mall — in the jungle. Ivan preoccupies himself with television and painting. But when Ivan meets a baby elephant taken from the wild named Ruby, he is forced to view his home and his art through new eyes.
In the narrative fashion of stories like Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web, Katherine Applegate uses a blend of humor and poignancy to create a powerful story of art, hope and friendship. The One and Only Ivan is a great Common Core title that features many important strands and standards, including first-person narrative, author’s use of literary devices — including personification and imagery, and story elements such as plot, perspective and character development.
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Author: Katherine Applegate
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