18: The One and Only Ivan


In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. We all enjoyed this sweet story of a gorilla, a stray dog, two elephants, and a little girl who chooses to do the right thing. Grab a bag of chocolate and some coffee and join in our conversation!

*Note: If you want to skip “For the Love of Books” and “Book News” and jump straight to our discussion of the book, skip ahead to 16:56.

Links related to this episode:

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate

Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

John Williams’s Film Music by Emilio Audissino

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

Just Being Jackie by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos

The Button War by Avi

Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess – to be released October 2, 2018

The Write Thing by Kwame Alexander – to be released July 2018

Flora & Ulysses Disney Streaming Service

Publisher’s Weekly Q&A with Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Acceptance Speech

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Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

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3 thoughts on “18: The One and Only Ivan

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