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.