Video of the Month: Katherine Applegate tells the true story of Ivan inher new picture book

I stood next to Anne Hoppe, Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate's amazing editor, while reading Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla. Tears streamed down my face. I could not find the right words to express how deeply it touched me. All I could do was hug Anne.

I cannot wait for you to read it later this year. I predict you will cry, too. 

I look forward to celebrating Ivan, Katherine, and G. Brian Karas on October 7, 2014. 


  1. Can't wait to read this book!! Any idea when it will be available??
    Thank you for sharing this video!

  2. Oh Wow! That sounds brilliant. Absolutely loved, laughed and cried through The one and only Ivan. Can't wait! All the way over here in New Zealand we love him too.


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