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The One and Only Ivan: My Story
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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date June 6, 2017
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062641946
ISBN-10 0062641948
Original list price $12.99
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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 The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby, coming in 2020!

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9780062641946 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $12.99
About: Soon to be a major motion picture!
Collectors edition from Harpercollins Childrens Books (October 27, 2015)
9780062425249 | details & prices | 341 pages | 11.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 3.60 lbs | List price $24.99

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