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Iván es un poderoso pero tranquilo gorila espalda plateada. Vive en la salida 8 del centro comercial Big Top Mall, allí se ha acostumbrado a los humanos que lo observen a través de las paredes de cristal de su jaula. Rara vez echa de menos su vida en la selva. De hecho, casi nunca piensa en ello. Cuando conoce a Ruby, una bebé elefante que ha sido apartada de su familia, Iván comienza a ver su hogar de una forma distinta. La inspiración para esta novela reside en una historia real. Después de ser capturado en edad infantil, Iván fue criado en un hogar humano hasta que fue incorporado a una extraña colección de animales alojados en un centro comercial de temática circense. Iván pasó 27 años de su vida solo en una jaula, sin ver a ningún animal de su propia especie, antes de ser trasladado a un zoológico en 1994.
"Los personajes de esta historia atraparán los corazones de sus lectores y nunca los dejarán ir. Una lectura obligada." School Library Journal
The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+
This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
Having spent twenty-seven 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.
In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.
The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).
This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom.
Plus don't miss The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!
In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.
Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.
This title has Common Core connections.
Rachel is still reeling from the news that the Earth is secretly under attack by parasitic aliens known as the Yeerks. And that she and her friends -- five kids who, purely by chance, stumbled onto a downed spacecraft and were given the power to morph into any animal they touch -- are the planet's only defense. But Rachel's always been something of a daredevil. So when it's suggested that they infiltrate the home of their assistant principal, Mr. Chapman, who also happens to be a human host of the Yeerks, she volunteers. But what she finds inside may be more than even she can handle.
The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture available on Disney+!
Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan 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 cinemas in August 2020!
The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope.
Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood.
You might say Red has seen it all.
Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.
Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.
This book has Common Core connections.
Endling #3: The Only is the third book in an epic middle grade animal fantasy series by Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Two mighty armies are preparing for war, one led by a murderous great cat and the other by a cruel, power-hungry tyrant. But a third army is quietly growing, an army led by a young girl, an army of peace.
Not so long ago Byx, a dairne, was the timid youngest pup in her family. But since her family were all slaughtered by the cruel Murdano, Byx has had to leave her own kind and finds herself at the forefront of a peaceful army, serving her friend and leader, the young Lady of Nedarra.
Can the courage and heart of these young friends really stand in the way of two great armies? Can peace prevail over war?
The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy trilogy from Katherine Applegate, the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan (now a major motion picture!), The One and Only Bob, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!
In the beginning, Byx’s original quest was to discover if there were more of her kind, or if she was destined to become an endling—the last dairne alive. She did indeed find more dairnes, and along the way she also created allies among other creatures in her world, including humans, felivets, raptidons, and wobbyks.
But Byx and her new friends soon learned that it wasn’t just dairnes in jeopardy of extinction, but that everyone was at risk. With the world in unprecedented danger, Byx must rally creatures of all kinds to lead a revolution.
Katherine Applegate’s Endling series has so far earned a collective five starred reviews, and each of the prior books has debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. She once again delivers an action-packed middle grade fantasy with a unique setting, enthralling characters, and gripping adventure that is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Brian Jacques, and Tui T. Sutherland.
Die Rebellion beginnt … und das Endling-Abenteuer geht weiter!
Es ist vielleicht ihr Schicksal, die Letzte ihrer Art, ein Endling, zu sein, und genau davor hat das Dalkinmädchen Byx Angst. Gemeinsam mit ihren Weggefährten Tobble, Khara, Renzo und Gambler ist sie auf der Reise hoch in den Norden Nedarras, wo andere Dalkins leben könnten – so erzählen es alte Legenden und machen Hoffnung. Zu fünft erleben die Freunde die atemberaubende Natur, sehen aber auch ein Land, das vor einer schrecklichen Prüfung steht. Denn Krieg liegt in der Luft, heraufbeschworen von den skrupellosen Herrschern Nedarras und Dreylands. Doch mit zunehmender Kriegsgefahr formiert sich auch Widerstand. Rebellen wollen das Furchtbare verhindern - an ihrer Seite: die mutige Byx.
Bob, un perro rebelde pero de gran corazón, deberá enfrentarse a sus peores temores y emprender un peligroso viaje para recuperar a su hermana perdida. Con la amenaza de un inminente huracán, Bob habrá de apoyarse en sus mejores amigos —Iván y Ruby—, hallar el coraje que no sabía que tenía y aprender el verdadero significado de la amistad y la familia.
"Un libro inteligente, valiente y bellamente escrito. En pocas palabras, esta historia es de las que cambian la vida." Patricia MacLachlan, autora ganadora del premio Newbery Medal