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The One and Only Ivan

Author: Katherine Applegate

Format: paperback

Age: Ages 8 Plus

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 nspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. 
A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will appeal to fans of Michael Morpurgo.


Ivan is an easy-going gorilla who has spent his life performing for the crowds at the Exit 8 shopping mall.
He rarely misses life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly thinks about it at all. 
But everything changes when a baby elephant called Ruby arrives and Ivan realises he must find a new life for them both.