The One and Only Bob
Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.
Bob, Ivan and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn't over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits cinemas in August 2020!
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 129 x 198 x 22mm | 250g
- 05 May 2020
- HarperCollins Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
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"Beautifully written, intelligent, and brave book ... Quite simply, this story is life-changing." - Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medalist
"How Ivan confronts his harrowing past yet stays true to his nature exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage." - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"The characters will capture readers' hearts and never let go. A must-have." - Starred Review, School Library Journal
"Discover an animal hero that will take his place with other courageous and beloved animals such as Babe, Mrs. Frisby, Charlotte and Wilbur." - Shelf Awareness
About Katherine Applegate
Katherine was inspired to write The One and Only Ivan after reading about the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years at a shopping mall before being moved to Zoo Atlanta after a public outcry. He was a beloved celebrity at the zoo, which houses the nation's largest collection of western lowland gorillas. Ivan was well known for his paintings, which he "signed" with a thumbprint.
Katherine lives in California with her husband and two children.