Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

by Katherine Applegate

Illustrations by G. Brian Karas

First Release:

December 2014

ISBN: 9780544252301

Taken from Africa as a baby, Ivan spent twenty-seven years inside a shopping mall enclosure in Tacoma, Washington. A public outcry secured him a new home in the gorilla habitat at Zoo Atlanta. Information about Ivan. Further resources. Memories from Ivan 's main keeper at Zoo Atlanta. Full-color illustrations and photographs.

  • ISBN: 9780544252301
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Clarion
    Page Count: 40
    Dewey Classification: 599.884
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.7, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: AD620L
    Awards & Honors: Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2014, Nonfiction Children’s Books; 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book; 2015 Green Earth Book Award Shortlist, Picture Book; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2015
    Genre: Nonfic
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