Based on a true event, this heartbreaking but hopeful story centers around Ivan, a silverback gorilla who has lived in a circus-themed mall for many years. Narrator Adam Grupper energetically introduces Ivan as the wise elder he is. In contrast is a precious baby elephant, Ruby, who sounds just like a curious and adorable youngster. Bob the dog vocally exhibits his world-weariness while Stella, a dying old elephant, elicits a promise from Ivan to care for Ruby. Grupper's accomplished narration adds poignancy to Applegate's beautiful writing. There’s a happy ending when young Julia befriends Ivan and helps him keep his promise. Kids of all ages will learn important truths and shed a few tears while listening to this simple story. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2013]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9780062285300 $13.99 Three CDs
DD ISBN 9780062283474 $13.99
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2013
CS ISBN 978-1-4703-5124-3 $30.75 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 9781470351236 $30.75 Three CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-5126-7 $49.75 MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4703-5125-0 $28.88
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.
Thank you for contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!