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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla (edició 2014)

de Katherine Applegate (Autor), G. Brian Karas (Il·lustrador)

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Ivan, the shopping mall gorilla, lived many years in a small cage in a mall. This simple story shows how people advocated for him and eventually relocated him to a zoo to live with other gorillas, teaching children to empathize with animals. ( )
  Adina14 | Nov 28, 2018 |
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Shopping mall gorilla. True story it took place in Tacoma.
  yumiheath | Apr 21, 2019 |
Ivan, the shopping mall gorilla, lived many years in a small cage in a mall. This simple story shows how people advocated for him and eventually relocated him to a zoo to live with other gorillas, teaching children to empathize with animals. ( )
  Adina14 | Nov 28, 2018 |
Katherine Applegate's picture book version of the truly amazing story about a gorilla who lived in a concrete cell in Tacoma, Washington. Ivan was taken from the jungles of Africa and brought to a circus themed mall where he spent decades of his life without much stimulation or space. Before the public knew much about how to correctly care for animals in captivity Ivan was used as an entertaining sideshow. This story tells of the heartbreakingly true story of how Ivan lived and grew in captivity and his eventual rescue.
Katherine Applegate also wrote a novel from Ivan's point of view that is best suited for mid-level readers. ( )
  BeckyShipe | Jul 6, 2018 |
This book is about a gorilla who was brought to attract shoppers for a Mall in Tacoma Washington. After a lot of criticism the gorilla was finally relocated to a zoo for a better quality life. This is a true story.

Age:4+
Source:The book was used for strategy instruction: Visualizing for Adv Lang and Literacy Methods Class at Pierce College
  StephanieCoppolino | Mar 1, 2018 |
This is the true story about Ivan the gorilla. He was captured from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1962. Ivan was then sold to a shopping mall in Tacoma, WA. This is the story of his life, ending with him being reintroduced to other gorillas.
Ages: P-3
Source: Kitsap Regional Library ( )
  WAwobbuffet | Mar 1, 2018 |
This is the story of Ivan the gorilla who was kept at the B & I shopping center in Tacoma.
  MelissaKetron | Feb 16, 2018 |
Please visit my blog www.readrantrockandroll.com to see this review and learn more about Ivan the gorilla.

This book is the true story of Ivan the gorilla. He was brought to Washington straight from the Congo in the 60's at the age of 6 months. The story explains how he lived for 27 years before he was finally sent to Atlanta zoo. The story is shocking, but children find it interesting and create their own views on how they feel about animals in captivity.

This book is aimed at a younger audience, but has a fact page in the back as well. I would recommend the National Geographic documentary for older children and adults. There are also a few videos on YouTube that kids can watch to see how Ivan grew up, and his life at his new home at Atlanta zoo.

5***** ( )
  Mischenko | Nov 30, 2017 |
This book tells the life of Ivan the gorilla from the beginning, to being taken from the wild, to then living in a home and a shopping mall window. Until he is taken to the Atlanta Zoo when he is introduced to his nature filled exhibit.
  jengro3 | Aug 16, 2017 |
This picture book makes the novel by a similar name more accessible to reluctant or struggling readers.
  tania.taylor1967 | Jun 11, 2017 |
Summary: Ivan is born into the gorilla kingdom. Bought by shopping mall guru's he is moved, along with another baby gorilla, to the city where he is cared for until he becomes older then he is put into a shopping mall display where people watch him. People start to fight for the unfairness of his living and he is moved to a zoo where he gets to be with other gorillas and live in a habitat for gorillas.
Criteria: Critique of Genre- informational book- a true story made into a story for children, subtly talks about Ivan's conditions and what happened to him without the reality of the complexity and sadness of it. Helps children start to discover animal abuses and unfairness in a subtle way.
Age: Primary, intermediate
Media: colored pencil, chalk, watercolors ( )
  hwestin | Mar 21, 2017 |
This moving true story is about the life of Ivan, a silverback gorilla. Brutally taken from his family in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by poachers, he was sold to a small circus in a shopping mall and spent 27 years isolated in a small cement enclosure. Due to the protests of animal rights groups, community members, school children and eventually, a National Geographic documentary, Ivan was moved to the Atlanta Zoo where he spent the last 18 years of his life with other gorillas. This is a great picture book to include in any animal unit, sparking discussion of animal rights. It also is appropriate for a unit on change-makers. Students of all ages are immediately engaged and outraged and inspired to act. ( )
  RLeiphart | Feb 4, 2017 |
I chose to read this book because I read The One and Only Ivan for one of my book assignments.

The story is about a western lowland gorilla who was stolen from his home when he was very young. Him and another baby were raised by a man who owned a shopping mall and treated like human babies. The other baby gorilla died not too long after and left Ivan by himself. When he got bigger, he had to live in a cage at the mall where he was very bored. After protest from the public, he was transferred to the Atlanta Zoo where he could live with others like him. He was finally happy again.

This book was so cute. It was fun to see how the book and this story differed. I think it's awesome to find out the truth about different stories after you read them. I would definitely use these books together to read to children. I think that Ivan the one and only could be read after introducing kids to this book. Then they could write about the similarities and differences between the two stories. This book has a happy ending but not all stories like these do.
  ahle | Dec 4, 2016 |
OH THE FEELINGS THIS BOOK BRINGS!!! I think that all people should read this book about Ivan. I never knew about all the information that I learned about him and it was absolutely amazing to read about him. ( )
  haleyr03 | Nov 25, 2016 |
Recommended Ages: Gr. 1-3

Plot Summary: Ivan was captured from his jungle home by poachers with a female gorilla about the same age. They traveled to Tacoma, Washington where they were expected to live in a mall to attract customers. The female gorilla died shortly after arriving. Ivan lived with a family for three years before he got too big. He lived a long time in the mall before finally people starting publicly debating his rights.

Setting: Tacoma, Washington

Characters:
Ivan - born in 1962

Recurring Themes: animals, captivity, gorilla

Controversial Issues: gorilla was kidnapped from his happy home by people with guns

Personal Thoughts: An engaging well written story. It's hard to take my knowledge and attachment to Ivan out of the equation after reading The One and Only Ivan. I wonder how readers will enjoy this book if they haven't read the novel, which of course is for an older audience than this book.

Genre: narrative non-fiction

Pacing: quick, written in free verse, large font
Characters:
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Storyline:

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  pigeonlover | Jul 23, 2016 |
Summary: This book tells the true story of Ivan, the shopping mall Gorilla. Ivan was captured as a baby and brought to a shopping mall to be placed on display for 27 years. Eventually people realized this was a travesty and fought to have him rehomed in a more humane spot.

Reflection: This is a very sad story but important. This book also inspired Katherine Applegate's fiction novel about Ivan, which is also a wonderful story. This would be a nice addition to a classroom discussion about animal rights. There is a good author's note about Ivan and some websites for further reading on the gorilla. ( )
  AlinaA | Mar 10, 2016 |
I enjoyed reading and learning more about Ivan. This informational book was very engaging.I am a fan of The One and Only Ivan, so this was truly a must-read. ( )
  CommunityLibrarian | Nov 26, 2015 |
We as a family really enjoyed this story. After reading the story again and the more info at the back O finger painted (which she really doesn't like but wanted to try it like Ivan). Later we watched videos of Ivan at the B&I and then later at Zoo Atlanta. It seemed pretty obvious which was the more natural and enjoyable place to live. Lots of good conversation after reading. I look forward to reading The One And Only Ivan in a couple of years. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 18, 2015 |
Washington Children's Choice Nominee,Wyoming Buckaroo Nominee (2015-2016)
Would be a great tie in with The One and Only Ivan, as well as some youtube videos online.
  Liz_Haggerty | Jul 30, 2015 |
The powerful, poignant story of Ivan the "Shopping Mall Gorilla" Applegate told in the Newbery Medal novel in The One and Only Ivan is told here for younger readers with equally great success. Great illustrations by Brian Karas. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Picture book version of the novel. Great way to pair up novel and picture for different level readers.
Story follows the capture of a baby silver back gorilla and his travel to a mall "enclosure". Ivan is the attraction along with other animals but he years to understand why he is put in cages. The humans give Ivan paint and there he discovers form of communication. Ivan's story based on true events.
Poachers, art, animal rights, inhuman, habitat, endangered species terms that can be discussed. ( )
  Adrian.Gaytan | Feb 9, 2015 |
This award-winning author and illustrator together share the true story of Ivan, a gorilla captured as an infant in central Africa and brought to a mall in Tacoma, Washington to entertain shoppers. Originally, another baby named Burma was taken along with Ivan, but she died soon after their arrival.

Ivan lived in a home like a human child for his first three years, but as he got bigger, he was transferred to a cage in the mall. He seemed lonely and bored and both children and adults began to write letters in protest over his situation.

Finally, after 27 years of life in a cage, Ivan was sent to Zoo Atlanta, a facility housing the nation’s largest gorilla population in a 1.5-acre natural habitat. The story ends with the line: In leafy calm, in gentle arms, a gorilla’s life began again.”

An afterword explains that Ivan was afraid of the other gorillas at first, but finally seemed to get comfortable.

[The illustrator shares in an interview that in researching Ivan for this book, he watched the video from Zoo Atlanta of Ivan stepping out onto grass for possibly the first time since his capture. He writes “It was a brief moment but in it I could see his expression and what he might have been feeling – confusion, mistrust and fear, but ultimately trust and hope because he took that second step.”]

Eighteen years after his arrival in Atlanta, Ivan died in 2012 at the age of fifty.

You can learn more about Ivan in a slide show at the Zoo Atlanta website, here.

The illustrations by G. Brian Karas are phenomenal. Though rendered in a child-like style, the warm, earth-toned watercolors show a wide emotional range.

Evaluation: This is a wonderful book that will foster further understanding about the perils of captivity for wild animals (as well as the perils of the wild from whence they come). The authors hope we can learn that all living things are interconnected, and thus treat all of them with respect. ( )
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Read on November 01, 2014

This is the true story of Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. I loved Applegate's middle grade book about Ivan, so I was excited for this one. She didn't hold back or spare any of the sad details of Ivan's lonely life before he moved to Zoo Atlanta. ( )
  melissarochelle | Nov 2, 2014 |
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