Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a number one New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from popular writer Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative energy of unforeseen friendship. encouraged by way of the genuine tale of a captive gorilla referred to as Ivan, this illustrated novel is advised from the viewpoint of Ivan himself.
Having spent twenty-seven years at the back of the glass partitions of his enclosure in a shopping center, Ivan has grown familiar with people gazing him. He infrequently thinks approximately his lifestyles within the jungle. as a substitute, Ivan occupies himself with tv, his acquaintances Stella and Bob, and portray. but if he meets Ruby, a toddler elephant taken from the wild, he's pressured to work out their domestic, and his artwork, via new eyes.
In the culture of undying tales like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable tale of friendship, paintings, and wish. This paperback version comprises an author's observe highlighting the variations among the fictitious tale and real occasions, a model of the author's Newbery Medal reputation speech, Ivan's "signature," dialogue questions, and more.
The One and purely Ivan is a robust universal middle name that includes those very important strands and criteria: first-person narrative; author's use of literary units (personification, imagery); tale components (plot, personality improvement, perspective).