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The one and only Ivan  Cover Image Book Book

The one and only Ivan / Katherine Applegate ; illustrations by Patricia Castelao.

Applegate, Katherine, (author.). Castelao, Patricia, (illustrator.).


When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061992278
  • ISBN: 0061992275
  • ISBN: 9780062382399
  • ISBN: 006238239X
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Includes extras : Author's note, The Newbery medal acceptance speech, Ivan's signature, discussion questions.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Middle School
570L Lexile
Decoding demand: 86 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 76 (high) Structure demand: 87 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.6 4 150437.
Awards Note:
Newbery Medal, 2013.
Subject: Gorilla > Juvenile fiction.
Elephants > Juvenile fiction.
Animal welfare > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Circus > Juvenile fiction.
Circus animals > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.

Available copies

  • 55 of 72 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lebanon-Laclede County.


  • 1 current hold with 72 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon-Laclede County Library J Applegate (Text) 380319105+ Middle Reader Fiction Checked out 06/25/2024

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