The One and Only IvanThe One and Only Ivan is a children's novel written by K. Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lived in a cage at a mall. The novel is written in first person from the point of view of Ivan, a gorilla. In it was named the winner of the Newbery Medal. Ivan, the gorilla, has lived in captivity at the Big Top Mall for 9, days by his own tally.
The One and Only Ivan
Instead, it's just a gorilla living what life he can, just like we do. What emerges is a clear sense that animals matter--you know. Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message. The language here is almost unbelievably simple but Ivan's viewpoint is incredibly affecting.
Based on 16 reviews. The Review: This story was heart-warming and heart-wrenching all at the same time. Then his wife left him and he started hitting the booze to deal with his financial problems! ReadingGeometry.
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So I created my. Not only did a seven-year-old recommend this to me, but her school is making this into the school play next year. ActivitiesLiterature Circles, the meat-eating non-pacifist. Investigators are sent to the Big Talm Mall and eventually it is closed down. Me.
Browse By. Tweets by sweetonbooks. While we often purchase our own books, we do also receive free books from publishers and authors. We are never compensated for our reviews. Want to be on our mailing list? In a relatively short amount of pages, Katherine Applegate has developed a rich and multi-layered story about Ivan the Mighty Silverback. Applegate takes the reader on Ivan's journey of self-discovery, a journey that leads to his freedom, literally and figuratively.