The One and Only Ivan

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The One and Only Ivan by Mind Map: The One and Only Ivan

1. Theme: This unforgettable novel celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. 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


3. Year of publication: 2012

4. The main characters: Ivan, Stella, Julia, Bob, Mach, Buby

4.1. Genre: Children's literature

4.2. Genre: Children's literature

5. Country of appearance: United States

6. Genre: Children's literature

7. Inspiration: Although The One and Only Ivan is an entirely fictional story, it is inspired by the true story of Ivan, who lived in a similar situation for 27 years. Eventually Ivan was adopted by Zoo Atlanta in 1994.e