Bestseller Kindle The One and Only Ivan published Ivan is an easygoing gorilla Living at the E
Bestseller Kindle The One and Only Ivan published Ivan is an easygoing gorilla Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain He rarely misses his life in the jungle In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog.Ivan is an easygoing gorilla Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain He rarely misses his life in the jungle In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well placed line.Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home and his own art through new eyes When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan s unforgettable first person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.. Bestseller Book The One and Only Ivan In a book called “The One and Only Ivan”, it makes sense that Ivan is at the heart of the story. Not only does his life take center stage, but he's also our one and only narrator. This book is all Ivan, all the time! In case you're having second thoughts about spending time in an ape's brain, worry not. Ivan is as articulate a narrator as they come, and a bit of a poet to boot! He recounts his life with honesty, humility, and major smarts. A fun fact: there really was a gorilla named Ivan who lived in a mall for a long time after being captured. At a certain point, he actually did move to the zoo where he spent the rest of his days. Real life Ivan’s story matches up with our Ivan’s story, but Katherine Applegate wove her magic in telling the story in the first gorilla (I just can’t help it!) POV and personified Ivan with an entire range of human thoughts, feelings and emotions. In the entirety of the book, Ivan is always on display but it's not a one-way street. Ivan watches all the people watching him, and his observations about humans are among my greatest delights in the book. It's a lonely life, but he does have a few loyal friends, including a highly opinionated dog, an aging elephant and, eventually, a baby elephant named Ruby who sets his life on an entirely new course. It is clear that Applegate has written the book for a younger audience, but I think even adults would appreciate it. Some of the growing up elements in it, particularly in Ruby and Ivan's journeys, are appealing because they explore issues of youth, maturity, and overcoming our past, which is something each and every one of us has to do in some way, at some point. The book also takes a good hard look at the human practice of capturing wild animals, digging deep into what this means for, well, the animals. What emerges is a clear sense that animals matter--you know, just like we do! “The One and Only Ivan” doesn't come right out and say that animals can't ever have happy lives in captivity. What it does say though, is that how we treat the animals we keep in captivity really matters. They might not be people, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve comfort and consideration. I bet everyone who has spent time with Ivan strongly agrees.I couldn’t shower enough accolades for this book. I have already considered it a classic, to be enjoyed by all generations. Who can resist Ivan’s charms? The best part is, he is extraordinary just by being himself--The One and Only Ivan!
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