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    Annisha Jeffries


    The One and Only Ivan

    Posted on 5/16/2013 by David Reynolds in The one and only Ivan

    Winner of the 2013 Newbery Award which honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This is a touching tale of Ivan, a silverback gorilla who has lived for years in a run down circus-themed mall, the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. He has grown accustomed to humans, watching them through the glass walls of his domain. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall as a main attraction, soon Ivan realizes that Exit 8 is not the best place for a baby elephant to be raised, so he decides that he must find a better life for Ruby. I guarantee that you will laugh, cry and cheer for the one and only Ivan.

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    Annisha Jeffries
    Head of Youth Services at Main Library

    Favorite genres: Loves reading all genres, but children’s books are #1
    You might find her: Working tirelessly to instill a love of reading in children and teens in Cleveland