The one and only ivan picture book
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Written by Katherine Applegate. It was inspired by a real silverback gorilla named Ivan who was held captive for 27 years. Ivan is comfortable in his domain in the shopping mall where he watches TV and makes artwork that is sold to the people who watch him through glass windows far from the jungle. Stella, on the other hand, has a longer memory than Ivan and she longs to live in a zoo where larger domains are provided. Ruby, a new baby elephant, which has been plucked from the wild, is introduced to the Big Top Mall where she is to learn circus tricks from Stella. Soon after, Stella becomes sick. Before she passes away she charges Ivan with taking care of Ruby.
For those who loved the Newbery Award–winning The One and Only Ivan (), Applegate has created a picture-book adaptation of the true story. A baby.
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The One and Only Ivan is a children's novel written by K. Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lived in a cage at a mall. The novel is written in first person from the point of view of Ivan, a gorilla. In it was named the winner of the Newbery Medal. Ivan, the gorilla, has lived in captivity at the Big Top Mall for 9, days by his own tally. He watches television, eats bananas and makes artwork that is sold by the owner.
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