Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to join us on Monday, August 5th @ 5:30 p.m. for this fun book group. Our next book is:  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

This stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

Having spent 27 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.         –Harper Collins

Stop by the library and pick up your copy today and join in the fun!


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