The One and Only Ivan

by: Katherine Applegate (illustrated by Patricia Castaleo)

Written by: Katherine Applegate

Published by Harpercollins ,in 2011

ISBN #:9780061992254

Genre:Poetry

Reveiw

The One and Only Ivan is an amazing book that takes you though the mind of a gorilla in Ivan's thoughts about anything and everything. Ivan has been at the Exit 8 mall for as long as he can remember (which is not very long). he likes his domain and everything in it and his job. Ivan is a gorilla artist who pictures are sold for 20$ in the gift shop and 25$ with a frame. His life is good that is before there will be a new animal at the mall. A baby elephant named Ruby is brought in to attract new costumers. Ruby has been stolen from her family and the only elephant to keep her company is Stella Ivan's best friend. Before Stella passes away Ivan makes a promise he will get Ruby to a safe place that is not the Exit 8 mall.



The One is Only Ivan was an inspiring book because it taught me to keep my promises even when you have doubts about the promise you made. While reading this book I learned to appreciate things more because once they're gone they're gone, and you never get them back. In the story Ivan lost his parents and his sister. I know if I lost any of my family I would be heart broken. It taught me to keep my promises when the going gets tough, in the book Ivan has a lot if doubts about trying to get ruby to a better place but he tries his hardest to do what is best for her.


Additional Reviews


Further Explorations

  • Meet the real Ivan, Ivan is a real gorilla that used to lived in the Tacoma, Wash shopping mall for 27 years and then was transported to the Atlanta Zoo who died later that year.
  • Interview with Katherine Applegate as some people ask her questions about what it was like to rite about a gorilla and write a book in general (in words).
  • The One and Only Ivan book trailer (school tube).
  • Disney is talk with people of the One and Only Ivan about adopting it and making in a movie.
  • Information about Ivan life before, during and after moving to the Atlanta zoo then later dying.

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