The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan


  • Release: 2012-01-17
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9780062101983
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Soon to be a major motion picture! Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. The One and Only Ivan was hailed as a best book of the year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Amazon, demonstrating it is a true classic in the making. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope. An author's note depicts the differences between the fictional story and true events. Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby, coming in 2020!

The One and Only Bob

The One and Only Bob


  • Release: 2020-05-05
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780062991331
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Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob! Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020!

The One and Only Ivan  New Friends

The One and Only Ivan New Friends


  • Release: 2020-07-07
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9780063017108
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Meet Ivan the gorilla, Stella the elderly elephant, Bob the stray dog, Ruby the baby elephant, and more, discovering just what makes them so special. Featuring simple text that tells a key moment from the upcoming Disney film, this leveled reader features all-new original art done in a beautiful watercolor palette that's perfect for young readers. The One and Only Ivan: New Friends is a Level One I Can Read, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Ivan  The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla


  • Release: 2014-10-07
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 9780544465572
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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. 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. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

The One and Only Ivan  It s Showtime

The One and Only Ivan It s Showtime


  • Release: 2020-07-07
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9780063017085
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Meet Ivan the gorilla, Stella the elderly elephant, Bob the stray dog, Ruby the baby elephant, and more, discovering just what makes them so special. Featuring simple text and live-action stills taken directly from the upcoming Disney film, this 32-page I Can Read book is sure to be a hit with young readers! The One and Only Ivan: Cinematic I Can Read is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and read full sentences.

Dumb Creatures

Dumb Creatures


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 86 page
  • ISBN: 0330418041
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Eleven-year-old Tom has never spoken, so people think he's stupid and treat him different from "normal" children. At the zoo, Tom can speak to Zanzi, one of the gorillas, through sign language. Nobody believes him, though. They think he's making it up. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

The Buffalo Storm

The Buffalo Storm


  • Release: 2014-10-07
  • Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 0544339215
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When Hallie and her parents join a wagon train to Oregon and leave her grandmother behind, Hallie must learn to face the storms that frighten her so, as well as other, newer fears, with just her grandmother's quilt to comfort her.

The Great Terror

The Great Terror


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 574 page
  • ISBN: 0195316991
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The definitive work on Stalin's purges, the author's The Great Terror was universally acclaimed when it first appeared in 1968. It was "hailed as the only scrupulous, nonpartisan, and adequate book on the subject". And in recent years it has received equally high praise in the Soviet Union, where it is now considered the authority on the period, and has been serialized in Neva, one of their leading periodicals. Of course, when the author wrote the original volume two decades ago, he relied heavily on unofficial sources. Now, with the advent of glasnost, an avalanche of new material is available, and he has mined this enormous cache to write a substantially new edition of his classic work. It is remarkable how many of the most disturbing conclusions have born up under the light of fresh evidence. But the author has added enormously to the detail, including hitherto secret information on the three great "Moscow Trials," on the fate of the executed generals, on the methods of obtaining confessions, on the purge of writers and other members of the intelligentsia, on life in the labor camps, and many other key matters. Both a leading Sovietologist and a highly respected poet, the author blends research with prose, providing not only an authoritative account of Stalin's purges, but also a compelling chronicle of one of this century's most tragic events. A timely revision of a book long out of print, this is the updated version of the author's original work.

Magnificent Mihirungs

Magnificent Mihirungs


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 410 page
  • ISBN: 0253342821
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The first major study of the Dromornithids, the extinct gigantic "geese" of Australia

Towers Falling

Towers Falling


  • Release: 2016-07-12
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780316262231
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From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.