The One And Only Ivan

ISBN-10: 0061992275
ISBN-13: 9780061992278
Author: Applegate, Katherine
Illustrated by: Castelao, Patricia
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: January 2015

Copyright: 2011

Page Count: 336


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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: 570L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

Booksource Subjects

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc

Description
Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel 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 and he decides that he must find her a better life.
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