Marathon County Public Library MCPL's Reviews > The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate (Goodreads Author), Patricia Castelao
bookshelves: tween, childrens-awards, mcpl-review
This Newbery Award winning book offers a beautiful story about friendship and hope. Ivan, a gorilla who lives at a shopping mall, has learned to be fairly content with his life. He sleeps, eats, watches TV, talks to his elephant friend Stella and Bob the dog. Drawing also helps Ivan pass the time. Ivan’s owner gives him crayons and paper. Sometimes he eats them, other times he draws – mostly bananas. When Ruby, a young elephant, comes to the mall Ivan becomes discontent with his life. Tragedy strikes and Ivan is determined to seek a better life for his new friend
Katie Z. / Marathon County Public Library
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