Genre: Children’s Literature
Length: 336 pages
Audiobook Length: 3 hours and 46 minutes
First Published: 2015
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.
Quotes from The One and Only Ivan
Memories are precious … they help tell us who we are.
Humans waste words. They toss them like banana peels and leave them to rot. Everyone knows the peels are the best part.
I always tell the truth, Stella replies. Although I sometimes confuse the facts.
With enough time, you can get used to almost anything.
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About Katherine Applegate
Katherine Applegate is a bestselling children’s author. Her works include Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, Wishtree, The One and Only Ivan, and its sequel The One and Only Bob. With her husband, she also wrote the popular Animorphs series. She currently lives in California. Visit the author’s website →