In honor of recently coming back from ALA and having the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Katherine Applegate give her Newbery acceptance speech, I am giving away an audiobook copy of The One and Only Ivan.
Read my review here.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Audiobook Narrator: Adam Grupper
Publisher: Harper Audio
Published: January 17, 2012
Audiobook Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Audiobook Length: 3 hours, 46 minutes
Audience: Middle Grade
Disclosure: Audiobook provided by the publisher
Ivan is an easygoing
gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has
grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his
domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever
thinks about it at all.
Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's
seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a
stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste
of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.
he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes
Ivan see their home--and his own art--through new eyes. When Ruby
arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change
for the better.
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