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Ivan, The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Katherine Applegate

Applegate brings her powerful prose to this wonderfully illustrated non-fiction picture book that tells the story of the gorilla who inspirated Applegate's award winning The One and Only Ivan, this time for younger readers. Ivan was captured and taken from his home in the wild as a baby, and brought to a mall in Tacoma, Washington, to attract customers. This is the inspiring and heart warming story of animal rights activists fighting against his exploitation, and brings up great topics for discussion with younger readers.

Illustrator G. Brian Karas
Page Count 40
Part of a Series? No
Age Level 4 — 5 — 6 — 7 — 8
 

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