The One and Only Ivan

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062101983
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Soon to be a major motion picture! Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 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. The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Plus don't miss Katherine Applegate's Endling series!

The One and Only Ivan

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Bestseller Books
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Age Level: 8 and up ** 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.Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.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.Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

Am dunklen Fluss

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher:
ISBN: 3473368059
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Animal welfare

An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kittens born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free.

Flora und Ulysses Die fabelhaften Abenteuer

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423425360
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Kate DiCamillos neues Meisterwerk Ein Staubsauger mit enormer Saugkraft, ein ewig hungriges, als Superheld wiedergeborenes Eichhörnchen, ein comicliebendes eigensinniges Mädchen und eine Liebesromane schreibende Mutter – alles in einer Geschichte? Das geht? Das geht sogar ganz wunderbar, wenn die Erfinderin die Bestsellerautorin Kate DiCamillo ist, die hier eine bezaubernde neue Geschichte vorlegt. Diesmal ist die höchst ungewöhnliche treibende Kraft das Eichhörnchen Ulysses, das in Floras Familie auftaucht, die Menschen verändert und alles zu einem wunderbaren Happy End führt.

Rigorous Reading The One and Only Ivan

Author: Karen McRae
Publisher:
ISBN: 142062976X
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Genre:

Maximize your students' reading experience by providing activities that foster comprehension and reinforce understanding of literary elements. Activities for each section allow students to process portions of the novel through individual and collaborative exercises that encourage close reading. Suggestions for maintaining Interactive Novel Logs provide students with additional ways to reflect and connect personally with the novel. Students have the opportunity to synthesize their ideas through a variety of post-reading activities. 80 pages. Grades 3-6.

The One and Only Ivan

Author: Jennifer Prior
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781425897147
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Education

Fall in love with Ivan and his determination by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons in this instructional guide about a heartwarming story bursting with many different emotions. Readers will enjoy analyzing this Newbery Award-winning title while reveling in the life lessons they take away from it. Analyzing story elements in multiple ways, close reading and text-based vocabulary practice, and determining meaning through text-dependent questions are just a few of the many skills students will walk away with after interacting with the rigorous and appealing cross-curricular lessons and activities in this resource. Written to support the Common Core, each activity and lesson work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature.

Der geheime Zoo

Author: Bryan Chick
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644455412
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ungewöhnliche Dinge gehen im Zoo von Clarksville vor sich. Mitten in der Nacht klettern Affen über die Dächer der Stadt. Wie sind sie aus dem Zoo entkommen? Und was haben sie vor? Als Noahs Schwester Megan kurz darauf auf mysteriöse Weise verschwindet, finden er und seine Freunde Richie und Ella immer wieder Hinweise, die sie in den Zoo führen. Wieso scheinen die Tiere hier bereits auf die Kinder zu warten? Wissen sie, was mit Megan geschehen ist? Als die Freunde schließlich das Geheimnis des Zoos entdecken, stecken sie schon mitten in einem unglaublichen Abenteuer, das sie tief in ein magisches Land führt. Und mit Hilfe des Eisbären Blizzard, des Pinguins Podgy und des kleinen Vogels Marlo machen sie sich auf einen gefährlichen Weg, um Megan zu retten. Der erste Band der spannenden Trilogie um den geheimen Zoo. www.rowohlt.de