Tweens, join us on November 16 at 11:00 AM to discuss The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.
Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure 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 eyes.
Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan's unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.
After the discussion, enjoy snacks as you create your own canvas masterpiece.
Miss Rachael encourages interested tweens to attend even if they have not finished or have not read the book.
Tweens (ages 8-12) interested in attending MUST have their parent or legal guardian complete and return a permission form.
This permission form MUST be on file at the Library before attending a meeting or checking out the month's title.
Permission forms are available for download here, or stop by the Library to pick up a copy.
For more information regarding the Tween Book Club, please contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org, 740.446.7323 x 226.
This program is free and open to those ages 8-12.