The “Booked for Recess” Club will meet on Tuesday, February 17th, during recess. We will be reading the 2013 Newbery Award winner, The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Students should have the book read before our meeting date so that we can discuss the entire book.
Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent twenty-seven 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.
Students can check this book out of our school library or the public library. If you would like Mrs. Susina to order a copy of the book for you, please send $8 (cash if possible) to school by Friday, January 30th. This will allow enough time for the books to arrive and for your child to have the book read by our club date.
Click here for the RSVP/book order form: feb-booked-for-recess