The One and Only Ivan

Applegate, Katherine

(Audiobook CD - 2013)
The One and Only Ivan
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] : HarperAudio, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062285300
Branch Call Number: CD Children APPLEGATE 2013
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Grupper, Adam Narrator


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Jan 08, 2015
  • Aandrews19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jan 09, 2014
  • JCLMelodyMK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 14, 2013
  • doxiemama rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book has an EXCELLENT reader! The story is so amazing, and he conveys it so well. I found myself enraptured and often gaping at the events of the story...totally captivating!


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Jan 08, 2015
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