Synopses & Reviews
In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.
"Gently paced, with moving but reassuring images, this is an age-appropriate introduction to the issues of captivity and animal welfare."
andquot;Gently paced, with moving but reassuring images, this is an age-appropriate introduction to the issues of captivity and animal welfare.andquot;
andquot;Using pencilline drawing and washes of pastel, Karas feelingly depicts Ivanand#39;s gentle and loving personality conveying how this gentle gorilla won the hearts of thousands of peopleandmdash;and readers.andquot;
andquot;Karasand#39;s darkly hued, smudgy illustrations complement the tone of the narrative and convey the sense of loneliness and isolation that marked the gorillaand#39;s existence.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
andquot;The spareness of both text and pictures invites readers to find their own meaning in the moving story.andquot;
andmdash;Horn Book Magazineand#160;and#160;
In this evocative, accessibleand#160;picture book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Katherine Applegate tells the true story of the gorilla who inspired her Newbery-winning novel The One and Only Ivan. Theand#160;real Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, lived alone in a small cage for almostand#160;thirty years before he was finally relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta. Back matter includes photographs of Ivan.