Happy Birthday, Katherine Applegate!
In celebration of Katherine Applegate’s birthday on October 9, the Arrow based on her book, The One and Only Ivan, is:
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Born on October 9, 1956, Katherine Applegate is an author of children’s and young adult fiction. She also received the Newbery Medal in 2013 for the One and Only Ivan. Learn more on her official website.
About the One and Only Ivan:
This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.–Amazon
Take advantage of this special Arrow offer! Ends October 12, 2018 at midnight ET.
Also, if you’d like to buy a copy of the novel, it’s available through Amazon: The One and Only Ivan
Learn language arts with the One and Only Ivan Arrow!
The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 8-11 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.