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  - KendallCH - LibraryThing

The One and Only Ivan is about a gorilla named Ivan that lives in a small circus. The circus does not properly care for him or any of the other animals. Ivan is a very unique gorilla in that he is ... 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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User Review  - katherineemilysmith - LibraryThing

Heart breaking and heart warming all at one. A must read for everyone both young and old. Read full review

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