Glenwood Elementary

Katherine Applegate, author of the Newberry Award-winning The One and Only Ivan, will visit Glenwood Elementary on Friday 4/25!

About The One and Only Ivan:

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.



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Choose "pick up at store", pay online and we'll deliver the books to school for you! Or, if you can't make it, mention in the "notes" section that you'd like a signed copy waiting for you at the store (personalized or otherwise).

The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061992254
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTorch - January 17th, 2012