The One and Only Ivan, Paperback

The One and Only Ivan Paperback



Winner of the Newbery Medal 2013 Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom.

A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will appeal to fans of Michael Morpurgo.

Ivan is an easy-going gorilla who has spent his life performing for the crowds at the Exit 8 shopping mall.

He rarely misses life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly thinks about it at all. But everything changes when a baby elephant called Ruby arrives and Ivan realises he must find a new life for them both.

Told from Ivan's perspective this is a stand-out novel with a pertinent message for readers of 9+.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Animal stories
  • ISBN: 9780007455331



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