Title: The One And Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: January 17,2012
Number of Pages: 307
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Pretend you are a little silverback living in the jungle with your family, then people kidnap you and you get taken to a mall for entertainment. This is what happened to Ivan, the silverback.
Summary: Ivan, the silverback, gets taken away from his family and is taken to a mall to entertain. He meets a little girl named Julia and they become best friends along with Ruby and Stella, (the elephants.) Soon enough he faces a problem. Read the book to see what happens next.
Reviewer’s Opinion: To me this book is the best to read, it is a really great book
Recommended For: people who like reading about animals and non fiction
Related Books: Glory Be, and Starry River Of The Sky
Other Books by this Author: Crenshaw, Home Of The Brave
Awards Won: John Newbery Medal
Reviewed By: Yanelis, 5th Grade