The Newbery Challenge: The One and Only Ivan

Dear Mr. Sharp, 

Thanks for taking this wild, fun, and stress-free journey with me.  I cannot wait to see what we do next. 

Have a great day! :)


P.S. Sorry that the audio does not always match what you're saying. I love our one-take rule. :)

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Isn't it a perfect book trailer?

Katherine Applegate's Newbery Acceptance Speech. 

Katherine thanks the 2013 Newbery Selection Committee. 
"As a book The One and Only Ivan gives me reason to celebrate: it is crafted with great creativity, an original approach, and has something to say to children. Books for children are clearly not an endangered species; The One and Only Ivan proves that they are alive and well!" - Anita Silvey

5 questions with Katherine Applegate. 

Donna Kouri and I took Ivan on a road trip. 

Sammy the Toucan interviewed Katherine Applegate.

"Ivan the Gorilla" Beyond the Book" 

I am giving away two copies of The One and Only Ivan

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 9/14 to 12:30 P.M on 9/15. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 

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


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