Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Audio Clip of the Day: Katherine Applegate Talks about The One and Only Ivan


TeachingBooks.Net invited Katherine Applegate to share the backstory for creating The One and Only Ivan.


Click here to listen to Katherine's fascinating recording.

To say The One and Only Ivan is one of my all-time favorite novels is an understatement. Let me be honest: The One and Only Ivan has inspired me more than any other novel. (That's not hyperbole.) I think of Katherine's thought-provoking novel at least three times per day and have a difficult time talking about it without getting emotional. If I were a rich man, I would mail a copy of The One and Only Ivan to every elementary school in the world. Yes, the world.

Thank you, Katherine Applegate, for walking in Ivan's shoes. You inspire me every day.

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Ivan Visits Pensacola Beach

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Ivan Visits Mississippi

Ivan Has an Itch

The One and Only Ivan Visits a GIANT WATERMELON

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The One and Only Ivan Found His Book at Lemuria Books

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Ivan Can't Decide Which State to Visit

"You Ain't Nothin' But a Gorilla"

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Plush Ivan Meets the Real the One and Only Ivan

He inspired Katherine Applegate to write The One and Only Ivan




Borrow The One and Only Ivan from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.

5 comments:

  1. The One and Only Ivan looks like he is having an incredible vacation.

    And I get what you mean about being inspired by the book. I can't wait to share it with my class this year.

    Shelley

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  2. Thank you for taking us all along for the ride.

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  3. This is such a cool book. Even my non-reading husband read it - and loved it! Great tour for Ivan. Next time in Starbucks, Ivan would like a drink too...just sayin'....

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  4. Loved, loved, loved the book...definitely sharing with my 5th graders this year! Now I need to find an "Ivan" for my classroom...

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  5. This is the chosen book for Global Read Aloud 2012. http://www.scoop.it/t/globalreadaloud12
    I have read it, and I am very excited about having my students read it. I think children all over the world are going to fall in love with it! I think I am going to buy a gorilla and let my students take pics with it. Where did you get the shirt?

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