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The one and only Ivan / Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.

By: Applegate, Katherine [author.].
Contributor(s): Castelao, Patricia [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Harper, [2012]Edition: First edition.Description: 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780061992254; 0061992259; 9780061992261; 0061992267; 9780007455331; 000745533X; 9780061992278; 0061992275; 0062135791; 9780062135797; 9780062322876; 0062322877; 9780062641946; 0062641948; 9780329980016; 0329980017; 9780062101983; 0062101986.Subject(s): Gorilla -- Juvenile fiction | Elephants -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Animal welfare -- Juvenile fiction | Circus -- Juvenile fiction | Circus animals -- Juvenile fiction | Gorilla -- Fiction | Elephants -- Fiction | Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction | Animal welfare | Circus | Circus animals | Elephants | Friendship | Gorilla | Gorillas -- Fiction | Elephants -- Fiction | Animal welfare -- Fiction | Animals -- Treatment -- Juvenile fiction | Elephants -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Treatment -- Fiction | Elephants -- Fiction | Gorilla -- Fiction | Animals -- Treatment -- Juvenile fiction | Elephants -- Juvenile fiction | Gorilla -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Fiction. | Newbery Medal: Winner -- 2013. | Biographical fiction. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2012.Online resources: URL | Book Trailer | Teaching Aid - Teachingbooks.net | URL | Sneak Peek Review | Additional information at Google Books Awards: Newbery Medal, 2013.Summary: 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. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home - and his own art - through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. -- From dust jacket.Summary: When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
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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. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home - and his own art - through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change for the better. Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. -- From dust jacket.

Ages 8-12.

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Newbery Medal, 2013.

Middle School.

570L Lexile

Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 80 (high) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 90 (high) Lexile.

Accelerated Reader Middle Grades 3.6 4.0 Quiz: 150437.

Reading Counts 3-5 3.3 7.0 Quiz: 56895.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.6 4.0 150437.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.3 7 Quiz: 56895.