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Rest Of Us Is That They Are of us is they are unrepentant optimists "As a writer reader and lover of words I make a habit to stop "a writer reader and lover of words I make it a habit to stop whenever I come across sparkling phrases that eserve homage A stop time is where we stop whatever we are oing to read out loud and to listen we listen to both the author s words and to what made that phrase so meaningful to the readerAlthough my son and I read the same book our reactions to it were as ifferent as a carefree stroll through the park and being caught in a traffic snarl in the city at rush hour Where my son Conjure In African American Society delighted in the animal conversations I sobbedPixar uses humor withouble meaning brilliantly in their storytelling Katherine Applegate uses the same techniue but in a realistic veinI sobbed because the adult world my son will live in Womens Political Activism in Palestine doesn t have easy answers It isn t colorful silly and happy all the time The innocence of his childhood is beginning to seep awayWhile Ivan and Ruby soothe each other and tell stories to help them sleep the author communicates the ache of loneliness coping skills feeling boxed in and the power that is found when helping a friendor your own childThe first stop time that my son called happened when Ivan makes an impossible promise to Ruby the baby elephantI ve been waiting and watching for this moment A maturity level that noticeseeper concepts An opportunity to share family ideals and values An easing into the world of adulthood or at least into the turbulent teens Children know all about sadness comments Applegate in her speech We can t hide it from them We can only teach them how to cope with its inevitably and to harness their imaginations in search for joy and wonder. Ttable story of friendship art and hopeThe One and Only Ivan features first person narrative; author's use of literary evices personification imagery; and story elements plot character evelopment perspectiveThis acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8 for independent reading homeschooling and sharing in the classroomPlus on't miss The One and Only Bob Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan Bob and Ruby.
Katherine Applegate Ò 8 FREE READUtting their hands and heads off "is not something I want to read to my children There are some books that so "not something I want to read to my children There are some books that so a reader that she just wants to shout it from the rooftops READ THIS BOOK Such is the case with The One
and only ivan written the author katherineOnly Ivan written by the author Katherine previously unknown to me and now a favorite At the risk of sounding overly effusive this book is heartwarming soul touching totally engaging while not being at all overly sentimental It has elements of istress as well because it is written with an intelligent careful realism without being preachy about the rights of animals in this world in which we liveThe book is presumably a children s book and I would agree it is such in the same way that The Little Prince is meant for children What makes a wonderful book even wonderful is that it contains a few lovely pictures some Word Alchemy drawn by Ivan the protagonist Gorilla and somerawn by the The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures daughter of the groundskeeper where Ivan and his fellow animal friends reside I cannot guarantee that you will love The One and Only Ivan as Iid but if you An Endless Lie do you will remember it forever When my 11 year old finished reading this novel his first statement was I LOVED that book With an endorsement like that and because it was the first instance where he stopped time I had to read the book tooA copy of the author s Newbery Medal acceptance speech is at the back of my copy of The One and Only Ivan In it the author says We live in a world where children are bullied intoespair and even suicide where armed guards in a school hallway are considered esirable where libraries are padlocked because of budget cuts where breakfast and backpacks for too many children are unaffordable luxur. 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 eyesIn the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforge. ,