Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 570L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S
Interest Level: Grades 3-6
Major Awards: 2013 Newbery Winner
Number of Pages: 80 pages
Approximate Word Count: 24,400 words -- The average reader will spend 1 hours and 37 minutes reading Rigorous Reading: The One and Only Ivan at 250 words per minute.
Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Book Themes: Identify, Man vs the Natural World, Memory of the Past, Freedom and Confinement, Home, Animal Rights
Genre: Young Adult Literature written like a Biography
Setting: Northwestern Town -- A Circus-Themed Shopping Mall (Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade)
Memories are precious ... they help tell us who we are.
First Line: I am Ivan. I am a gorilla.
Point of View: First Person from Ivan's Perspective