The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big 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 all. Then 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 better.
Publisher: [New York] : HarperFestival, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 3 sound discs (180 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780062285300
0062285300
Branch Call Number: jSWCD Appl

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Number1HorseLover
May 19, 2018

I read this book in grade three for a book club and I loved it so so so much. I have read the book at least four times and cried when you know who and what happened ahem no spoilers here, three times. Tragic.

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Olivy
Aug 07, 2015

This is a beautiful story of life struggles, friendship and being true to oneself. My 9 year old and I were captivated by the intriguing tale beautifully written and appropriately narrated. Free of pop culture references, this is a timeless tale that you can safely play without worrying about anything inappropriate. Please get more materials like this one for the library!

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Aandrews19
Jan 08, 2015

The audio version of this book is excellently narrated- the actor is completely believable as the one and only Ivan. The story is very sad at times, but in ways that ring true to the historic (and sadly current) treatment of animals by humans. At the same time, the characters persevere and there is an overall tone of hope, with an ending that will leave a smile on your face.

JCLMelodyMK Jan 09, 2014

a great read with a Gorilla as the narrator. It makes you think about the animals in some of the awful ways they are kept in cages and alone. But it has a nice ending and very nice character develoment. I would recommend this to be read by any age.

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May 19, 2018

Number1HorseLover thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Jan 08, 2015

Aandrews19 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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