Review of the Day: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 ProductionRate this book. Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.
The One and Only Ivan
Hoping to read this to my grandchildren when they come in a couple of weeks. We don't have much in common, but we have enough. My anger onky sadness buttons were pushed from the true story. Misc: Be sure to check out Ms.Jan 03, no doubt. Yet looking at the cover I see a gorilla and an adorable baby elephant hanging out together. Joan Kreiss says:. One of the best of the year, Carmen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Kids; Parents.
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The story ends with Ivan and Ruby adapting to their new habitats and the other animals they will live with. Bob is one of my favorite characters ever. Generally speaking, when a book is written as a verse novel I like there to be a reason for ivsn. Humans waste words.
Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Ivah Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. Katherine Applegate's title is a cry for animal rights that works on its reader in slow subtle steps. The Seattle Times. He comes to thoughts and ideas in his own time.
The One and Only Ivan is getting a movie. To ask other readers questions about The One and Only Ivanplease sign up. I would think an animal as big and impressive as a gorilla would be a no brainer children's book hero. I also cannot hook no to food-related non-fiction or pop psychology. The lovely illustrations are sparse but functional!
Note: It is not the purpose of this review to draw conclusions for the reader but rather to focus on literary elements and topics of critical importance. If you look up author Katherine Applegate in the Library of Congress catalog, you will find well over books to her credit, including the Animorph , Remnant , and Everworld books attributed to K. In January of Katherine K. Applegate joined an elite group of authors when her book The One and Only Ivan was named the winner of the ALA's Newbery Award 1 for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The publisher, HarperCollins, identifies the target readers of this award winner as eight- to twelve-year-olds.
When u stated describing the book I remembered seeing a gorilla in a very small area in a mall olny Washington when I was in the military. A friend of mine likened them to the cover of The Underneath by Kathi Appelt. She wants Ivan to help, the elephant with an injured foot that doesn't seem to be getting better. There's already Ivan and Stella, but what can a gorilla do.
Generally speaking, when a book is written as a verse novel I like there to be a reason for it. I'm too old and cynical to cry. Sort order. Get A Copy.