The One and Only Ivan - WikipediaWritten by Katherine Applegate. It was inspired by a real silverback gorilla named Ivan who was held captive for 27 years. Ivan is comfortable in his domain in the shopping mall where he watches TV and makes artwork that is sold to the people who watch him through glass windows far from the jungle. Stella, on the other hand, has a longer memory than Ivan and she longs to live in a zoo where larger domains are provided. Ruby, a new baby elephant, which has been plucked from the wild, is introduced to the Big Top Mall where she is to learn circus tricks from Stella. Soon after, Stella becomes sick. Before she passes away she charges Ivan with taking care of Ruby.
The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big To.
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Care to name any? Eva by Peter Dickinson might count also a chimp. Gorillas appear to be much rarer, which is funny when you consider it. As it happens, Ivan of The One and Only Ivan is a rarity, and not just because his story covers ground that few other books have with the exception of the odd Good Night Gorilla. You will find no screeds or speeches or long lengthy lamentations.