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Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
There are some books that so delight a reader that she just wants to shout it out from the rooftops, READ THIS BOOK! Such is the case with The One and Only Ivan, written by the author Katherine Appelgate, previously unknown to me and now a favorite. At the risk of sounding overly effusive, this book is heartwarming, soul touching, totally engaging, while not being at all overly sentimental. It has elements of distress as well, because it is written with an intelligent, careful realism without being preachy about the rights of animals in this world in which we live.
The book is presumably a children's book and I would agree it is such in the same way that The Little Prince is meant for children. What makes a wonderful book even more wonderful is that it contains a few lovely pictures, some drawn by Ivan, the protagonist Gorilla and some drawn by the daughter of the groundskeeper where Ivan and his fellow animal friends reside. I cannot guarantee that you will love The One and Only Ivan, as I did, but if you do, you will remember it forever,
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