The One and Only Ivan 6-Book Packby Katherine Applegate illustrated by Patricia Castelao
- Grades: 3 - 6
- Ages: 8 - 12
- In this Pack: 1 Items
- Format: Paperback Book Pack
Heartbreakingly insightful, this poetically written book about a gorilla at a down-and-out mall exhibit is a moving tribute to animal rights. This value set includes 6 copies of the book.
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But Ivan loves to paint. He can remember making designs on his mother's back as a young ape, and now Mack sells the pictures that Ivan draws each day. The custodian's daughter also loves to paint and shares her supplies with Ivan, giving him new ways to express his experiences.
Yet life at the animal show is becoming increasingly distressing. Stella has an infection on her foot that Mack ignores because he is low on money. When he purchases a baby elephant to revive interest in the show, both Stella and Ivan are concerned about how he is treating this gentle youngster. Encouraged by Bob, the stray dog, and inspired by Stella, Ivan begins to imagine rescuing not only the baby elephant but himself. Perhaps his painting is the key. Maybe he can use it to change the animals' lives forever.
These unforgettable characters overflow with pain and love in an ultimately hopeful story about the healing power of art.
Includes 6 copies of The One and Only Ivan.