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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story Of The Shopping Mall Gorilla



Last updated Monday, June 13, 2022

Author: Katherine Applegate
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
Date of Publication: 2014
ISBN: 0544252306
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2022

Synopsis: Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

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