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The One and Only Ivan A very touching story that will rip out your heart, stomp on it, then pick it back up and cradle it Cause that s what Silverbacks do.I appreciate all the things KA managed to work into this book primarily, our misunderstanding of animals and mistreat , while showing that we aren t all bad Also Stella s character was awesome I LL MISS YOU STELLAPHANT.Anyways, READ IT. The One and Only Ivan, Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan is a children s novel written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall The novel is written in first person from the point of view of Ivan, a silverback gorilla The story is placed at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade Ivan, the silverback gorilla, has lived in captivity at the Big Top Mall for 9,855 days by his own tally He The One and Only Ivan, Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan is a children s novel written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall The novel is written in first person from the point of view of Ivan, a silverback gorilla The story is placed at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade Ivan, the silverback gorilla, has lived in captivity at the Big Top Mall for 9,855 days by his own tally He lives in his domain, and is generally content with his life He watches television, eats bananas and makes artwork that is sold by the owner Along with Ivan, Stella the elephant and Bob a stray dog, live at the mall Stella is an older elephant who has a chronic injury in one leg and regularly performs in the daily shows Unlike Ivan, Stella has a long memory, and can remember living other places, like the circus where she was taught many of her tricks However, Stella would like to live at a zoo, because they have much wider spaces for their domains Stella believes that zoos are how humans make amends 2015 1392 348 9786002961242 21 1392 246 9789643699833 OMG I finally read this book because of a book challenge and Omg This book is fiction but it is based on a real IVAN One of the sad things besides Ivan s life is that I probably already knew all about this but forget things too easy now One of the OMG moments is that Ivan was at Zoo Atlanta when I went there years ago I need to see if I can find my old pictures of him I can t believe I met the Ivan from the book Here is a link telling about Ivan and his life and his death at 50 year OMG I finally read this book because of a book challenge and Omg This book is fiction but it is based on a real IVAN One of the sad things besides Ivan s life is that I probably already knew all about this but forget things too easy now One of the OMG moments is that Ivan was at Zoo Atlanta when I went there years ago I need to see if I can find my old pictures of him I can t believe I met the Ivan from the book Here is a link telling about Ivan and his life and his death at 50 years old book was wonderful and sad I love you Ivan Sometimes I press my nose against the glass My noseprint, like your fingerprint, is the first and last and only The man wipes the glass and I am gone Not so long ago, a little boy stood before my glass, tears streaming down his smooth red cheeks He must be the loneliest gorilla in the world, he said, clutching his mother s hand At times like that, I wished humans could understand me the way I can understand them It s not so bad, I wanted to tell the little boy With enough time, you can get used to almost anything I feel you Ivan Mel MY BLOG In a book called The One and Only Ivan , it makes sense that Ivan is at the heart of the story Not only does his life take center stage, but he s also our one and only narrator This book is all Ivan, all the time In case you re having second thoughts about spending time in an ape s brain, worry not Ivan is as articulate a narrator as they come, and a bit of a poet to boot He recounts his life with honesty, humility, and major smarts A fun fact there really was a gorilla named Ivan who li In a book called The One and Only Ivan , it makes sense that Ivan is at the heart of the story Not only does his life take center stage, but he s also our one and only narrator This book is all Ivan, all the time In case you re having second thoughts about spending time in an ape s brain, worry not Ivan is as articulate a narrator as they come, and a bit of a poet to boot He recounts his life with honesty, humility, and major smarts A fun fact there really was a gorilla named Ivan who lived in a mall for a long time after being captured At a certain point, he actually did move to the zoo where he spent the rest of his days Real life Ivan s story matches up with our Ivan s story, but Katherine Applegate wove her magic in telling the story in the first gorilla I just can t help it POV and personified Ivan with an entire range of human thoughts, feelings and emotions In the entirety of the book, Ivan is always on display but it s not a one way street Ivan watches all the people watching him, and his observations about humans are among my greatest delights in the book It s a lonely life, but he does have a few loyal friends, including a highly opinionated dog, an aging elephant and, eventually, a baby elephant named Ruby who sets his life on an entirely new course It is clear that Applegate has written the book for a younger audience, but I think even adults would appreciate it Some of the growing up elements in it, particularly in Ruby and Ivan s journeys, are appealing because they explore issues of youth, maturity, and overcoming our past, which is something each and every one of us has to do in some way, at some point The book also takes a good hard look at the human practice of capturing wild animals, digging deep into what this means for, well, the animals What emerges is a clear sense that animals matter you know, just like we do The One and Only Ivan doesn t come right out and say that animals can t ever have happy lives in captivity What it does say though, is that how we treat the animals we keep in captivity really matters They might not be people, but that doesn t mean they don t deserve comfort and consideration I bet everyone who has spent time with Ivan strongly agrees.I couldn t shower enough accolades for this book I have already considered it a classic, to be enjoyed by all generations Who can resist Ivan s charms The best part is, he is extraordinary just by being himself The One and Only Ivan Ivan is an easygoing gorilla Living at the ExitBig Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain He rarely misses his life in the jungle In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at allInstead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well placed lineThen he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan 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 betterKatherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan s unforgettable first person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope Please visit my blog www.readrantrockandroll.com to see this review and learnabout Ivan the gorilla I really enjoyed this fictional story of Ivan the gorilla The story made me think of the real Ivan and his life What really went on in his head during those 27 years of being locked up at that dept store The story is cute and great for all ages I d recommend reading the true story about Ivan and his life before reading this fictional one 4 Please visit my blog www.readrantrockandroll.com to see this review and learnabout Ivan the gorilla I really enjoyed this fictional story of Ivan the gorilla The story made me think of the real Ivan and his life What really went on in his head during those 27 years of being locked up at that dept store The story is cute and great for all ages I d recommend reading the true story about Ivan and his life before reading this fictional one 4 Oh my fricken bananasI knew nothing about this book a children s book based on a true story.Only that it was suggested I read it Thank you Mischenko and Lisa I not only read this wonderful children s book but the facts about the true story Damn if this story didn t make me cry Sometimes, life just pisses me off the selfish stupid insane things they do My anger and sadness buttons were pushed from the true story The children s book is written with dignity moral cons Oh my fricken bananasI knew nothing about this book a children s book based on a true story.Only that it was suggested I read it Thank you Mischenko and Lisa I not only read this wonderful children s book but the facts about the true story Damn if this story didn t make me cry Sometimes, life just pisses me off the selfish stupid insane things they do My anger and sadness buttons were pushed from the true story The children s book is written with dignity moral consciousness and some honest happy smiles too Appropriate for children s ears There is still sadness but handled with tenderness The illustrations compliment the story wonderful Besides Ivan, the silverback gorilla, you ll meet Bob, the dog, and Ruby, the elephant other animal friends Enjoy this adventure fantasy story.I m not going to shareother than to say we all know animals never belong locked up in a mall.Zoo s are questionable enough If you haven t read this I mprobably the late banana peel to party , love animals at all take the time to read it If you have little people in your life this is a great book choice to read and discuss This book is so real It s almost too deep for a children s book Even though it s about talking animals and Ivan s complexity of thought could be a little misleading, this book touches on so many great themes both superficial toward children, but also in general about humanity, if you re mature enough to understand it This book was cute, sad, and something very new to me I adored it and it is such a fast read that I highly recommend it Just when I think I m too old, too mature, too hard hearted, too sophisticated, too busy, or too something to allow a children s book to make me cry, along comes a story like this one Don t have enough of the right words to describe itI definitely haven t mastered the craft of writing the way Ms Applegate has And the way she does it, with the sparest of prose, is impressive.To me, good writing makes the reader view something with a fresh perspective, as if s he has never, ever experie Just when I think I m too old, too mature, too hard hearted, too sophisticated, too busy, or too something to allow a children s book to make me cry, along comes a story like this one Don t have enough of the right words to describe itI definitely haven t mastered the craft of writing the way Ms Applegate has And the way she does it, with the sparest of prose, is impressive.To me, good writing makes the reader view something with a fresh perspective, as if s he has never, ever experienced it before Or, as if s he is suddenly living inside another s body, thinking thoughts that only the character could think, seeing the world as only that character would So, for the past couple of hours, I have lived life as a captive silverback gorilla in a filthy roadside circus It waspoignant Who knew Never thought about being a gorilla before I can t WAIT to get a set of these and share this story with kids, both to showcase the fine writing AND for the remarkable lessons on friendship, humane treatment of animals, and the unexpected Mr Hankins is putting his readers on THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN for the beginning of 2012 s reading season Think of all of the good stuff you loved about THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and, instead of sitting with Enzo in a cozy living room watching the discovery channel or with Morrie in a study littered with books and notes, you ll be sitting in a cage with Ivan, the Ape at Exit 8, a thoughtful gorilla tasked with one of the most difficult callings ever.caring for a Mr Hankins is putting his readers on THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN for the beginning of 2012 s reading season Think of all of the good stuff you loved about THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and, instead of sitting with Enzo in a cozy living room watching the discovery channel or with Morrie in a study littered with books and notes, you ll be sitting in a cage with Ivan, the Ape at Exit 8, a thoughtful gorilla tasked with one of the most difficult callings ever.caring for a new cast member in a broken down circus, a baby elephant.Appelgate s prose is beautiful, and Ivan, her narrator, like Enzo, gets to saying some things about being human that we all need to hear.a lovely, lovely book that will prompt discussions about what it means to live within one s intended calling even when that calling is not made manifest in the day to day doings The book could also foster conversations about what it means to dig deep for that one latent gift that is just waiting for us to tap into it for the greater good not only of ourselves, but for those around us Mr Hankins is coming out early to predict big things for Katherine Appelgate s THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN in 2012 I predict that this will become an instant classic that readers will return to again and again, sharing it with every friend they can


About the Author: Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children s bestseller list, and her first middle grade stand alone novel, the award winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.Katherine has written three picture books The Buffalo Storm The Remarkable True Story of Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla often used as a companion book to The One and Only Ivan for younger readers and Sometimes You Fly publishing in spring, 2018 For beginning readers, Katherine wrote Roscoe Riley Rules, a seven book series.With her husband, Michael Grant, Katherine co wrote Animorphs, a long running series that has sold over 35 million books worldwide.Katherine lives in Marin County, California, with her family and assorted pets.


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