The One and Only Ivan
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The One and Only Ivan

Written by Katherine Applegate & illustrated by Patricia Castelao
Book #1 in the The One and Only Ivan Series
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8 - 12
Reading age
336
Page count
570L
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Oct 24, 2017
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Soon to be a major motion picture! This Harper Classic edition of the Newbery Medal winner and #1 New York Times bestseller includes an author’s note, a letter from the real Ivan’s caretaker at Zoo Atlanta, Ivan’s “signature,” discussion questions, and more. This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. 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. In the tradition of timeless classics such as Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Katherine Applegate’s novel blends humor and poignancy to create this incredible tale of friendship, art, and hope. The One and Only Ivan was named to multiple state lists, received three starred reviews, and was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon. Plus don’t miss Katherine Applegate’s Endling series!

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Book Details

ISBN
9780062641946
Publication Date
October 24, 2017
Publisher
HarperCollins
Page Count
336
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2011010034
Lexile® Level
570L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~O
ATOS® Book Level
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points
4
Accelerated Reader Quiz
150437
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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