Ivan : the remarkable true story of the shopping mall gorilla
|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 26 Libraries 27 of 30 copies|
In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla.
Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta.
From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact.
This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Washington (State)
-- Juvenile literature.
Animal welfare -- Juvenile literature.
Animal rescue -- Juvenile literature.
Shopping malls -- Washington (State) -- Tacoma -- Juvenile literature.
Gorilla -- Washington (State) -- Tacoma.
Animals -- Treatment.
Shopping malls -- Washington (State) -- Tacoma.
Tacoma (Wash.) -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Boston :Clarion Books,2014
Karas, G. Brian,
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references.