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The One and Only ivan (Advance Reader's Edition)

Applegate, Katherine

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ISBN 10: 0061992259 / ISBN 13: 9780061992254
Published by Harper Collins, New York, 2012
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Advance Reader's Edition of the Newbery award-winning novel. c.2012. Softcover. 12mo. 305pp. Near Fine. Light rubbing to edges of wraps. Bookseller Inventory # C000021109

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Title: The One and Only ivan (Advance Reader's ...

Publisher: Harper Collins, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: Advance Reader's Edition.

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

This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent 27 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.

The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events.

From the Author:

When I started to write about the grim facts of the real Ivan's solitary existence, a new tale slowly began to take shape.  At least on the page, where anything is possible, I wanted to give Ivan (even while captive behind the walls of his tiny cage) a voice of his own and a story to tell. For more about the book, visit theoneandonlyivan.com.

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