The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

http://www.jumpintoabook.com/2013/01/newbery-cadecott-and-more-award-winning-childrens-authors-of-2013/ Based, in part, on the true story of a gorilla captured in the now Democratic Republic of the Congo, Katherine Applegate introduces us to the fictitious and unforgettable character of a gorilla named Ivan.  Forced to live in the Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, Ivan quickly learns to forget the previous life he […]