Trailer Ú The One and Only Ivan PDF by Ú Katherine Applegate

Trailer Ú The One and Only Ivan PDF by Ú Katherine Applegate Ivan Is An Easygoing Gorilla Living At The ExitBig 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 AllInstead, 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 LineThen 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 BetterKatherine Applegate Blends Humor And Poignancy To Create Ivan S Unforgettable First Person Narration In A Story Of Friendship, Art, And Hope 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 OMG I finally read this book because of a book challenge and Omg This book is fiction but it is based on a real IVAN One of the sad things besides Ivan s life is that I probably already knew all about this but forget things too easy now One of the OMG moments is that Ivan was at Zoo Atlanta when I went there years ago I need to see if I can find my old pictures of him I can t believe I met the Ivan from the book Here is a link telling about Ivan and his life and his death at 50 years old book was wonderful and sad I love you Ivan Sometimes I press my nose against the glass My noseprint, like your fingerprint, is the first and last and only The man wipes the glass and I am gone Not so long ago, a little boy stood before my glass, tears streaming down his smooth red cheeks He must be the loneliest gorilla in the world, he s Please visit my blog www.
com to see this review and learnabout Ivan the gorilla I really enjoyed this fictional story of Ivan the gorilla The story made me think of the real Ivan and his life What really went on in his head during those 27 years of being locked up at that dept store The story is cute and great for all ages I d recommend reading the true story about Ivan and his life before reading this fictional one 4 The One and Only Ivan, Katherine ApplegateThe One and Only Ivan is a children s novel written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao The book is about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage at a mall The novel is written in first person from the point of view of Ivan, a silverback gorilla The story is placed at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade Ivan, the silverback gorilla, has lived in captivity at the Big Top Mall for 9,855 days by his own tally He lives in his domain, and is generally content with his life He watches television, eats bananas and makes artwork that is sold by the owner Along with Ivan, Stella the elephant and Bob a stray dog, live at the mall Stella is an older elephant who has a chronic injury in one leg and regularly performs in the daily shows Unlike Ivan, Stella has a Oh my fricken bananasI knew nothing about this book a children s book based on a true story.
Only that it was suggested I read it Thank you Mischenko and Lisa I not only read this wonderful children s book but the facts about the true story Damn if this story didn t make me cry Sometimes, life just pisses me off the selfish stupid insane things they do My anger and sadness buttons were pushed from the true story The children s book is written with dignity moral consciousness and some honest happy smiles too Appropriate for children s ears There is still sadness but handled with tenderness The illustrations compliment the story wonderful Besides Ivan, the silverback gorilla, you ll meet Bob, the dog, and Ruby, the elephant other animal friends Enjoy this adventure fantasy story.
I m not going to shareother than to say we a This book is so real It s almost too deep for a children s book Even though it s about talking animals and Ivan s complexity of thought could be a little misleading, this book touches on so many great themes both superficial toward children, but also in general about humanity, if you re mature enough to understand it This book was cute, sad, and something very new to me I adored it and it is such a fast read that I highly recommend it Mr Hankins is putting his readers on The One and Only Ivan for the beginning of 2012 s reading season Think of all of the good stuff you loved about THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and, instead of sitting with Enzo in a cozy living room watching the discovery channel or with Morrie in a study littered with books and notes, you ll be sitting in a cage with Ivan, the Ape at Exit 8, a thoughtful gorilla tasked with one of the most difficult callings ever.
caring for a new cast member in a broken down circus, a baby elephant.
Appelgate s prose is beautiful, and Ivan, her narrator, like Enzo, gets to saying some things about being human that we all need to hear.
a lovely, lovely book that will prompt discussions about what it means to live within one s intended calling even when that calling is not made ma A very touching story that will rip out your heart, stomp on it, then pick it back up and cradle it Cause that s what Silverbacks do.
I appreciate all the things KA managed to work into this book primarily, our misunderstanding of animals and mistreat , while showing that we aren t all bad Also Stella s character was awesome I LL MISS YOU STELLAPHANT.
Anyways, read IT.
Just when I think I m too old, too mature, too hard hearted, too sophisticated, too busy, or too something to allow a children s book to make me cry, along comes a story like this one Don t have enough of the right words to describe itI definitely haven t mastered the craft of writing the way Ms Applegate has And the way she does it, with the sparest of prose, is impressive.
To me, good writing makes the reader view something with a fresh perspective, as if s he has never, ever experienced it before Or, as if s he is suddenly living inside another s body, thinking thoughts that only the character could think, seeing the world as only that character would So, for the past couple of hours, I have lived life as a captive silverback gorilla in a filthy roadside circus It waspoignant Who knew Never thought about

Katherine Applegate

Trailer Ú The One and Only Ivan PDF by Ú Katherine Applegate Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children s bestseller list, and her first middle grade stand alone novel, the award winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.Katherine has written three picture