The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Audiobook CD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2013
ISBN: 9781470351236
1470351234
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Grupper, Adam

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Olivy
Aug 07, 2015

This is a beautiful story of life struggles, friendship and being true to oneself. My 9 year old and I were captivated by the intriguing tale beautifully written and appropriately narrated. Free of pop culture references, this is a timeless tale that you can safely play without worrying about anything inappropriate. Please get more materials like this one for the library!

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Aandrews19
Jan 08, 2015

The audio version of this book is excellently narrated- the actor is completely believable as the one and only Ivan. The story is very sad at times, but in ways that ring true to the historic (and sadly current) treatment of animals by humans. At the same time, the characters persevere and there is an overall tone of hope, with an ending that will leave a smile on your face.

JCLMelodyMK Jan 09, 2014

a great read with a Gorilla as the narrator. It makes you think about the animals in some of the awful ways they are kept in cages and alone. But it has a nice ending and very nice character develoment. I would recommend this to be read by any age.

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Aandrews19
Jan 08, 2015

Aandrews19 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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