Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a number 1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from well known writer Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative strength of unforeseen friendship. encouraged through the genuine tale of a captive gorilla often called Ivan, this illustrated novel is instructed from the viewpoint of Ivan himself.
Having spent twenty-seven years in the back of the glass partitions of his enclosure in a shopping center, Ivan has grown conversant in people observing him. He not often thinks approximately his lifestyles within the jungle. as a substitute, Ivan occupies himself with tv, his buddies Stella and Bob, and portray. but if he meets Ruby, a toddler elephant taken from the wild, he's compelled to determine 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 desire. This paperback version comprises an author's notice highlighting the diversities 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 basically Ivan is a robust universal center name that includes those vital strands and criteria: first-person narrative; author's use of literary units (personification, imagery); tale components (plot, personality improvement, perspective).