The One and Only Ivan (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The One and Only Ivan (B&N Exclusive Edition)

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by Katherine Applegate
     
 

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The One and Only Ivan is the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller! This special collector's edition includes an extended author's note from Katherine Applegate, a letter from Ivan's caretaker at Zoo Atlanta, and previously unpublished artwork from illustrator Patricia Castelao.

Inspired by the true story of a

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The One and Only Ivan is the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller! This special collector's edition includes an extended author's note from Katherine Applegate, a letter from Ivan's caretaker at Zoo Atlanta, and previously unpublished artwork from illustrator Patricia Castelao.

Inspired by the true story of a captive silverback gorilla known as Ivan, this stirring and unforgettable novel celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. 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.

Hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, Katherine Applegate's novel blends humor and poignancy to create this incredible story of friendship, art, and hope told from Ivan's own point of view, in the tradition of timeless classics such as Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062322876
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 7.74(h) x 1.22(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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