The One and Only Ivan

Written by:
Katherine Applegate
Narrated by:
Adam Grupper

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
174
Narrator
28
Release Date
March 2013
Duration
3 hours 46 minutes
Summary
The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+


This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. 

Having spent twenty-seven 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.

In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.

The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).

This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.


Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!
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Sami F

I loved the book it was definitely one of my favorite books

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Sophie D.

The best book i had ever read and listened!

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Tiffany M.

One of my favorite

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Michelle Kaatz

This book is both heartbreaking and inspiring. It won the Newberry Medal for 2012 and it's clear why it deserved the honour. Without being graphic or disturbing, it addresses the issue of animals kept in captivity in less than ideal conditions in a poignant and sincere way that is perfect for young listeners (and is enjoyable for adults, too!) The narrator does a great job of creating voices for each animal and human character.

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Kasha O.

This book was incredible. I used this as a reading time for my classroom and they simply LOVED the narration. Thank you for the great quality, inflection and character voices. It was a pleasure.

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Donald M.

what an absolutely beautiful, story. I love how tge author interpreted the reality of this story!!

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Liz W.

It was great!

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Sharon T.

We took a chance with this book our our recent long road trip - for our 8 and 11 year old boys! They loved it and so did we! It is slightly slow to take off but 100% worth it - ENJOY! ❤️

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