Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The One and Only Ivan!

The time has come to read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, the 2013 Newbery Award winner!!

The One and Only Ivan

Watch the book trailer!

Read the summary:

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.

Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.

Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

This story is based on a real gorilla!

Ivan at Zoo Atlanta
Read about him by clicking this link:

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Ready to listen to this fantastic story???

Monday, February 4, 2013