The One and Only Ivan | Texas Bluebonnet AwardEach day I read part of a book to our class. Our current read aloud book is The One and Only Ivan. This Newberry Medal winning book is a story told from the perspective of Ivan, a silverback gorilla, who has promised to protect Ruby, a baby elephant brought into captivity at a shopping mall. While the idea of reading a book told by a gorilla, does not sound universally appealing, it is a poingant book that draws young readers and more seasoned ones - reading it for the third time myself! It is similar in point of view to The Art of Racing in the Rain , by Garth Stein, which is told from the perspective of an aging dog.
The One and Only Ivan
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"I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It's not as easy as it looks." So begins Katherine Applegate's Newbery Medal winning story of a gorilla who spent 27 years of his life in a.
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