There are some books that so delight a reader that she just wants to shout it out from the rooftops, read THIS BOOK Such is the case with The One And Only Ivan, written by the author Katherine Appelgate, previously unknown to me and now a favorite At the risk of sounding overly effusive, this book is heartwarming, soul touching, totally engaging, while not being at all overly sentimental It has elements of distress as well, because it is written with an intelligent, careful realism without being preachy about the rights of animals in this world in which we live.
The book is presumably a children s book and I would agree it is such in the same way that The Little Prince is meant for children What makes a wonderful book even wonderful is that it contains a few lovely pictures, some drawn by Ivan, the protagonist Gorilla and some drawn by the daughter of the groundskeeper wher To Be A Major Motion Picture Winner Of The Newbery Medal And A New York Times BestsellerThisunforgettable 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 HimselfHaving 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 Ô The One And Only Ivan ê Download by Ð Katherine Applegate 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 EyesIn The Tradition Of Timeless Stories Like Charlotte S Web And Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate Blends Humor And Poignancy To Create An Unforgettable Story Of Friendship, Art, And HopeThe One And Only Ivan Features First Person Narrative Author S Use Of Literary Devices Personification, Imagery And Story Elements Plot, Character Development, PerspectivePlus Don T Miss Katherine Applegate S Endling Series My 9 year old son could never get into a book But he wanted to, desperately I found this book and surprised him with it He was so excited because it was big and had than 100 pages lol You see, it was a goal of his to read something big This book, I can not say enough about it It sparked something in him and he read, and read, and read some He FINISHED this book in one week He connected with the character Ivan and was emotionally pulled into the story He then had to learn all he could about this gorilla Because of how my son loved it, he said it was 5 stars.
This book was written from the gorilla s Ivan s point of view It is a bigger book, but don t be alarmed as there are not many words on a page as the formatting is not as tight as a traditional novel But don t let that stop you either It is now my son s favorite book Because of Was written well I don t believe we came from apes and it s almost the third sentence in the book Also I think it s too graphic in detailing what humans do to gorillas in the wild Cutting their hands and heads off is not something I want to read to my children.
☆ The One And Only Ivan ☆ I read the book before I gave it as a Christmas gift to my little nephew The reading level is appropriate for an average American 3rd grade kid, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well structured the plot is, the beautiful simplicity of the language, and the underlying thread of compassion among all characters big and small It s the best children s book since EB White s Charlotte s Web.
Un libro f cil de leer, que no nicamente es para ni os Si no que encuentras valores que puede aprender a cualquier edad.
When my 11 year old finished reading this novel, his first statement was, I LOVED that book With an endorsement like that and because it was the first instance where he stopped time, I had to read the book too.
A copy of the author s Newbery Medal acceptance speech is at the back of my copy of The One And Only Ivan In it, the author says, We live in a world where children are bullied into despair and even suicide where armed guards in a school hallway are considered desirable where libraries are padlocked because of budget cuts where breakfast and backpacks, for too many children are unaffordable luxuries What makes children better than the rest of us is that they are buoyant, unrepentant optimists As a writer, reader, and lover of words, I make it a habit to stop time whenever I come across sparkling phrases that deserve homage A stop time is where we