Book of the Month – April

April’s Book of the Month is The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine Applegate

 

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 illustrated 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.

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*Book Club Meetings are held at 3:45pm on the last Wednesday of the month. Book club is for kids ages 9-12. Participants should come prepared to chat about the book.