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 energy of unforeseen friendship. encouraged via the real tale of a captive gorilla often called Ivan, this illustrated novel is instructed from the perspective 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 gazing him. He rarely thinks approximately his lifestyles within the jungle. as a substitute, Ivan occupies himself with tv, his neighbors Stella and Bob, and portray. but if he meets Ruby, a child elephant taken from the wild, he's compelled to work out their domestic, and his paintings, 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 variation comprises an author's observe highlighting the variations among the fictitious tale and actual occasions, a model of the author's Newbery Medal attractiveness speech, Ivan's "signature," dialogue questions, and more.
The One and in simple terms Ivan is a sturdy universal middle identify that includes those vital strands and criteria: first-person narrative; author's use of literary units (personification, imagery); tale parts (plot, personality improvement, perspective).