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Soon to be a major motion picture! Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby, coming in 2020!

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2012-01-17
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062101983

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Discover the inspiration for a major 2020 motion picture. Inspired by a true story, THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. We return to the unforgettable and prize-winning world with the incredible sequel, THE ONE AND ONLY BOB starring Ivan’s canine friend.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release: 2020-07-09
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780008404758

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Meet Ivan the gorilla, Stella the elderly elephant, Bob the stray dog, Ruby the baby elephant, and more, discovering just what makes them so special. Featuring simple text that tells a key moment from the upcoming Disney film, this leveled reader features all-new original art done in a beautiful watercolor palette that's perfect for young readers. The One and Only Ivan: New Friends is a Level One I Can Read, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Colin Hosten
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-07-07
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780063017108

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In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2014-10-07
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544465572

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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release: 2014-12-23
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466887831

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Ivan & Friends 2-Book Collection has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-09-15
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780063032699

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Meet Ivan the gorilla, Stella the elderly elephant, Bob the stray dog, Ruby the baby elephant, and more, discovering just what makes them so special. Featuring simple text and live-action stills taken directly from the upcoming Disney film, this 32-page I Can Read book is sure to be a hit with young readers! The One and Only Ivan: Cinematic I Can Read is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Colin Hosten
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-07-07
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780063017085

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Ivan is a gorilla in captivity. Life wasn't always that way, but he has trouble remembering a time when he wasn't living in a shopping mall. In his cage, he draws with crayon and paper, gifted to him from his human friend. There is no doubt that Ivan is special. And he's always been the star of the show. Until the day a little elephant named Ruby enters his world and shows him the significance of the place we call home. Based on a true story, this beautifully illustrated picture books tells the sweet story of Ruby and Ivan. A tale of friendship, courage, and creativity.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Beth Ferry
Publisher: Disney Press
Release: 2020-07-07
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 1368060242

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Fall in love with Ivan and his determination by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons in this instructional guide about a heartwarming story bursting with many different emotions. Readers will enjoy analyzing this Newbery Award-winning title while reveling in the life lessons they take away from it. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support the Common Core, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jennifer Prior
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2014-07-01
File: 72 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781425897147

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A joyful picture book that celebrates every kid's favorite day of the year, full of adorable art from the illustrator of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and I Wish You More. The most important rule is #1: It must be your birthday. After that's been established, a crew of hilarious animals help picture book pros Tom Lichtenheld and Beth Ferry take readers through a joyous romp that covers the most important elements of every year's most essential holiday, including singing; closing your eyes and making a wish; blowing out candles on a cake, then settling into bed and dreaming of your wish coming true.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Beth Ferry
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-02-12
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781524741556

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