The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

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.


This book is about a gorilla named Ivan, who was captured from the wild and brought to a circus at a very young age. Ivan is content with his life until a baby elephant named Ruby comes along, and Ivan feels the need to protect her. This book is a quick read, and very good. I think this could be a possible OPLberry winner.

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  • 1. wildninja  |  August 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    The real Ivan just passed away this week in Atlanta at 50 years of age. He was bursting with personality and will be missed by many people.


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