The One and Only Ivan

Written by Katherine Applegate and Illustrated by Patricia Castelao

The story of Ivan, a gorilla who has spent all 27 years of his life in captivity. He has gotten used to his life in an enclosure in a shopping mall, with people watching him. His biggest diversions are television and painting. But his life changes when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild. Their friendship sheds new light on his life.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
336
Publisher
HarperCollins
Grade Level 3 - 7
ISBN
9780061992278
Lexile NA
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