About the Book
Winner of the Newbery Medal 2013
Inspired by a true story, this is the beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. A winning blend of humour and poignancy that will appeal to fans of Michael Morpurgo.
Ivan is an easy-going gorilla who has spent his life performing for the crowds at the Exit 8 shopping mall. He rarely misses life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly thinks about it at all. But everything changes when a baby elephant called Ruby arrives and Ivan realises he must find a new life for them both. Told from Ivan’s perspective this is a stand-out novel with a pertinent message for readers of 9+.
- ISBN: 9780007468461
- ISBN 10: 0007468466
- Imprint: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
- On Sale: 16/02/2012
- Pages: 208
- List Price: 7.99 AUD
- BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
- BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
- BISAC3: Children's, Teenage & educational / Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)