The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Age: Ages 8 Plus
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.