Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

How Ivan confronts his harrowing past yet stays true to his nature exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage.Living in a "domain" of glass, metal and cement at the Big Top Mall, Ivan sometimes forgets whether to act like a gorilla or a human—except Ivan does not think much of humans. He describes their behavior as frantic, whereas he is a peaceful artist. Fittingly, Ivan ... Read full review

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User Review  - KayleighAdamsRossi - LibraryThing

The one and only Ivan is a story about Ivan the gorilla who lives in a cage in a mall, with an elephant Stella, and a dog. When a new baby elephant, Ruby comes to the mall, and the owner starts ... Read full review

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User Review  - hockeyzc58 - LibraryThing

This is such a cute story. I absolutely loved how it showed the amount of pain that animals that are circuses go through. It is made for 8+ and doesn't take very long to read, but will teach you so many things about animal cruelty and love. I was in tears over this book! Read full review

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This book is good so far.We are reading this book in our reading group.I really want Ivan to get out of there. I hope he does. I wonder if he does. I wonder if Stella gets out too. I feel so bad about the seel. She died beacuse she ate alot of pennys. Any way i hope all the animals get out of there son the can live in the wild.
I WANT THEM ALL TO GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU...........
THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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